First Party Fraud Law and Legal Definition

First party fraud refers to fraud that is committed by an individual or group of individuals on their own account by opening an account with no intention of repayment. A first party fraud applicant uses synthetic identification or they generally misrepresent their real identity by lying to creditors on application forms, or by using false or proxy addresses. A first party fraud is different from a third party fraud or identity fraud because in third party fraud the perpetrator of fraud uses another person's identifying information. First party fraud includes advances fraud, bust out fraud, friendly fraud, application fraud, and sleeper fraud.