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Satheyya/fraud or treachery is one of the 16 CittasUpakkilesa/Defilements of the mind mentioned in MN 3. Ven. Bodhi in his online lecture series on the Middle Length Discourses ( https://bodhimonastery.org/an-extended- ... ikaya.html ) explained it as exploiting other's trust and then betray them; or pretending with unwholesome intent;
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