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bogus check

A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of bogus checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
See also: bogus, check

bogus beef

An allegation that is untrue. Come on, this is a bogus beef—you have no proof that I did something wrong.
See also: beef, bogus

bogus

(ˈbogəs)
1. mod. phony; false; undesirable. This class is really bogus.
2. mod. great; excellent. Man, this place is really bogus!

bogus beef

and bum beef
n. a false complaint or charge. (see also beef.) The cops took them in on a bogus beef. It’s a bogus beef. I’ll be back on the street in twenty minutes.
See also: beef, bogus
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Government officials are asking travel bosses to submit evidence that would help them decrease the amount of bogus claims being made.
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UDF leaders said some 21 persons had resorted to bogus voting, and that they had complained to the Election Commission on Monday itself after the polling.
There were over 3,000 people with bogus degrees living in the GCC.
Pc Sally Baines said: "Over the next few days officers will be delivering leaflets on bogus callers in the Golcar ward areas.
The surplus staff or the bogus appointments would be very easy to trace out and then take action against the involved officers.
Michelle McFarlane, behaviour for learning manager at Stokesley School, said: "When the Bogus Babes decided that they wanted to open up their space in the youth club to older people for a coffee morning I was so proud of them.
The court was hearing a plea seeking direction to delete the names of bogus voters in different constituencies Notices to EC and Delhi election officer
POLICE in Sunderland are hosting two events to raise awareness about bogus callers next week.
Bogus travel firms are said to be targeting visitors to Vietnam.
Summary: A GCC man has been sentenced in absentia to seven years in jail by the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court on the charge of scamming a leading bank out of Dh5 million in the form of loans, using bogus identities.
POLICE will be going on the road to reminding Gateshead residents to keep their sheds secure this autumn and ward off bogus callers.
Unfortunately, the downside of this is that it's become much easier for con men to establish bogus solicitors' practices.
London, July 24 ( ANI ): Around 63,000 bogus foreign students came to Britain in 2011, as ministers have 'bottled out' of solving the problem, according to a report.
I should tell the reader up front," Bogus warns, "that I am a liberal and thus critical--in some instances, highly critical--of Buckley's ideology.