Question: What Happens If You Get Caught With Fake Notes?

What to do if you find a fake note?

If you suspect that you have a counterfeit banknote, please take it to your nearest police station.

The police should fill out an NCO-1 form and provide you with a receipt and incident number.

The suspect notes will be sent to the National Crime Agency and if counterfeit to the Bank of England for further examination..

What is the penalty for using fake money?

In NSW, making or using counterfeit money (fake money) knowing it is fake carries up to 10-years in jail pursuant to section 192E Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). This NSW offence is known as the charge of obtaining financial advantage or benefit by deception.

Is it against the law to have counterfeit money?

Producing or distributing counterfeit money, or knowingly attempting to use counterfeit money, is a criminal offense under federal law.

Can ATM detect fake money?

It is against the law to deposit counterfeit money, whether it is via the teller, or via an ATM. They will discover it, and be able to trace it back to you (that’s easily than you think). You will be charged with passing counterfeit bills.

Can a bank give you fake money?

Banks can, at their discretion, replace fake money received by their customers, but they are unlikely to do so. It makes little difference where the counterfeit came from — a store, an individual, or an ATM. In most cases, you’ll end up writing off the loss.

Can shops refuse ripped notes?

Damaged notes can be accepted safely where there is less than 20 per cent of the note missing or affected by heat, regardless of whatever other damage there is to the note. If you believe that 20 per cent or more of the note is missing, you should refuse to accept the note on the grounds that it is incomplete.

What can you do if someone pays you with fake money?

Someone Paid Me With Counterfeit Money When your business receives counterfeit money from a customer, do not return the bill. Contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. Your local police department contacts the Secret Service regarding the transaction.

What happens if you get caught with fake money UK?

It is a criminal offence to knowingly use, or be in possession of fake notes. The maximum sentence under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 is 10 years’ imprisonment.

Do banks replace fake notes?

The Bank of England say that most fakes are removed from circulation after just one use, and that there are more than 3.5 billion genuine notes in circulation, worth more than £66 billion. But if we’re unlucky enough to end up with one of the dodgy notes, we’ve no right to get it replaced with genuine currency.