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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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"The organizing committee has prepared everything very well," Bogus said.
"The person who was engaged in bogus voting has been caught and the police inspector employed at the booth who was lax in carrying out his duty has been removed from here," he said.
Wilson said that was in part due to the onslaught of snow in February, which dumped 12 feet at Bogus. It also put 500 of the ski area's 3,500 parking spots out of commission.
Neatly arranged diplomas from bogus institutions, along with student ID cards, overflowed the shelves in Axact offices.
NAB investigation into the scam revealed that former Education Department director Abdul Karim Kiazai, Additional Director Nizamuddin Mengal, with complicity of officers at the Balochistan's AG Office, made bogus appointments of teachers.
NAB investigation into the scam revealed that former Director Education Dept Abdul Karim Kiazai, Additional Director Education DeptNizamud Din Mengal with complicity of officers of Balochistan's AG Office made bogus appointments of teachers.
Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr Tofique, while talking to PPI, said Wakeel Hussain has been working as staff nurse in hospital since five months and during verification of documents it was found that his diploma in nursing is bogus. He informed that SHO Eidgha Police Station has been requested to lodge an FIR against Wakeel Hussain over his forgery in documents.
The Bogus Woman is at |the Unity Theatre on October 2-3.
Hoke, who has an extensive background in the fields of higher education, broadcasting and community relations, used a recent New York Times expose on the bogus degree practices by the Pakistan corporation called Axact and gleaned out the names of the fake universities offering fake diplomas.
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POLICE have been warning residents in Huddersfield to spot the signs of 'bogus callers'.
Fresh from their success at the North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle 2014 Awards, the Bogus Babes from Stokesley School have been commended for their entries in the National Crimebeat Awards.
POLICE yesterday urged homeowners to be wary of bogus house callers.
AS the Capital gears up for elections sometime next year, the presence of bogus voters has come under the scanner of the Delhi High Court.
RESIDENTS are urged to be on their guard against bogus charity collectors preying on people's goodwill this Christmas.