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In 1999, the SEC filed a civil complaint alleging that four Southern California men had joined in a scheme to manipulate the stock of a bankrupt commercial printer company by spreading phony takeover rumors on the Web.

If advertisers found out they were being billed for phony clicks, that would of course undermine confidence in the online ad business.

Homeland Security Investigations started using its 7,000 agents in tandem with border, FDA and FBI officials to investigate scams, seize phony products and arrest hundreds of people.

From Fortune

Fortunately, there are tools and strategies savvy travelers can use to spot the phonies.

It’s surprisingly easy to dress up phony science as the real thing by simply adopting, or appearing to adopt, the trappings of science.

He was going nuts with frustration in the face of what he considered to be phoniness and untruth.


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On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to phoniness, such as: ambidexterity, ambidextrous, artificiality, backhanded, deceitful, and deceptive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.