Authored by: Simon Mackenzie

Handbook on Crime

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  February  2010

Print ISBN: 9781843923725
eBook ISBN: 9781843929680
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A fake is something that purports to be what it is not. The essence of a fake is therefore in a manifestation of a misrepresentation, or confusion, over authenticity or authorship. People can be fakes, as is demonstrated by many of the confidence games detailed in the scams chapter of this volume. More often, however, the label ‘fake’ is applied to an object, and usually this is to suggest that it has been designed to appear to have been made by a certain person or organisation while in fact it has not.

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