A number of crimes are very similar to false pretenses. For example, when an individual attempts to pass a bad check, there is intent to defraud because he or she is attempting to obtain money or property by issuing checks from an account that does not exist or has insufficient funds. Mail Fraud is a crime reasonably calculated to deceive victims, and accomplishes the deception by using the . mail. A scheme to defraud using the mail is actionable whether or not any false representation was made. Securities registration laws prohibit a wrongdoer from knowingly furnishing false information in connection with the sale or registration of securities. Forgery can be likened to false pretenses in that it is a crime where the genuineness of a document is falsely represented.