What is a word that describes harming or reducing oneself in order to achieve financial or social gain?
A man purposely jumps in front of a relatively slow-moving car in order to eventually sue the driver and gain a significant amount of money.
A business owner is doing poorly in sales and burns down his building in order to collect the insurance money.
A man purposely falls off of a bridge with a low railing and sues the construction company for lack of the implementation of safeguards.
In all of the examples above, a person induces self-harm or risks their social standing in order to gain money (but social power could be something they could also attempt to achieve). Is there a singular term (preferably a legal term) that best describes this sort of behavior?