We should look at our true spiritual aims and be true to them. Pious fraud - which is deception as a means to a good end - may reveal itself in dreams. If we accept that the various figures appearing in a dream are parts of our personality, a person who is fraudulent means that we should guard against being dishonest with ourselves and, therefore, deceiving others. When fraud appears in a dream, particularly if the dreamer is being defrauded, there is the potential to be too trusting of people. If the dreamer is the one committing fraud, he or she runs the real risk of losing a good friend.