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Does it count as fraud to tell someone you will do something for them, and then not deliever ??

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follow up questions to .. broken verbal agreements and promises. agreements and promises were made, but other party has literaly ran off, and not delievered upon what they said they could.

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  1. To be a fraud the other party has to have the intent not to perform at the time of the promise.


  2. The elements of a cause of action for fraud are: (1) that a material representation was made; (2) the representation was false; (3) when the representation was made, the speaker knew it was false or made it recklessly without any knowledge of the truth and as a positive assertion; (4) the speaker made the representation with the intent that the other party should act upon it; (5) the party acted in reliance on the representation; and (6) the party thereby suffered injury. In re FirstMerit Bank, N.A., 52 S.W.3d 749, 758 (Tex. 2001).

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  3. Both of the attorney responses above are correct, and to get a better idea of whether this situation would involve fraud, you need to provide more details relating to the situation.

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