It is a fraudulent practice, and it is unlawful:

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 43-23.1-12

  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49

1.    For any person knowingly to subscribe to or make or cause to be made any material false statement or representation in any application, financial statement, or other document or statement required to be filed under any provision of this chapter, or to omit to state any material statement or fact in any such document or statement which is necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading;

2.    For any person, in connection with the offer, disposition, or purchase of subdivided lands, directly or indirectly, to employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud;

3.    For any person, in connection with the offer, disposition, or purchase of subdivided lands, directly or indirectly, to make any untrue statement of a material fact or to omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading; or

4.    For any person, in connection with the offer, disposition, or purchase of subdivided lands, directly or indirectly, to engage in any act, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deception upon purchasers or the public.