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These aren't deliberate forgeries but are fakes for drama production which you can presumably buy over the internet.

At first glance they look genuine, as the intention, but are clearly marked as fakes so it's worth a look when you receive one.

 

"POOND"

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States it isn't legal tender.

 

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https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/police-issue-warning-after-fake-4479605

 

This is the first time I've heard of these new BoE notes being "counterfeited"; usually it's NI or Scottish banknotes with which people are unfamiliar.

 

<pops off to check my wallet>

 

Edit:  these aren't the current twenty pound notes which feature JMW Turner so must be the old paper ones with Adam Smith.

Panic over.

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2 minutes ago, dgul said:

Is it to protect the forger?  Presumably, there's a defence if you can say 'no, these are definitely not money -- it says so on them -- and people using them as money is nothing to do with me'.

It could be just as it says.  If you think of something like The Bourne Identity where he's pulling vast wodges of cash out of his safety deposit box or the Living Daylights when the boat captain scatters blood all over the dollars they're unlikely to be using real notes for these or this would require employing security guards.

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54 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Is there anything Wish doesn't sell? I search for some pretty obscure stuff and can almost guarantee a link to Wish somewhere in the results. 

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

These aren't deliberate forgeries but are fakes for drama production which you can presumably buy over the internet.

At first glance they look genuine, as the intention, but are clearly marked as fakes so it's worth a look when you receive one.

 

"POOND"

0_bodminfakenote1.jpg

 

States it isn't legal tender.

 

0_bodminfakenote2.jpg

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/police-issue-warning-after-fake-4479605

 

This is the first time I've heard of these new BoE notes being "counterfeited"; usually it's NI or Scottish banknotes with which people are unfamiliar.

 

<pops off to check my wallet>

 

Edit:  these aren't the current twenty pound notes which feature JMW Turner so must be the old paper ones with Adam Smith.

Panic over.

Surely its cheaper to just use real £20 notes?

If they want a bank heist type thing then just put a coule at each end of bundle of paper?

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I doubt they are legal, (if they are replicas of current notes in circulation) even if marked as props.  Reproductions are usually conspicuously marked SPECIMEN or similar, sometimes even on digital images on the web. 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/Bank_of_England_%C2%A310_obverse.jpeg

These theatrical ones look just too much like the real thing.

I imagine these fakes have been done with a laser printer, though I think most laser printers will refuse to print them, detecting the anti-counterfeiting EURION security mark that is used on many banknotes around the world. Typically yellow or green.

1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

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EURion constellation - Wikipedia

 But what is and what isn't a counterfeit note has an interesting story, about a Mr Boggs...

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Happy Renting said:

I doubt they are legal, (if they are replicas of current notes in circulation) even if marked as props.  Reproductions are usually conspicuously marked SPECIMEN or similar, sometimes even on digital images on the web. 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/Bank_of_England_%C2%A310_obverse.jpeg

These theatrical ones look just too much like the real thing.

I imagine these fakes have been done with a laser printer, though I think most laser printers will refuse to print them, detecting the anti-counterfeiting EURION security mark that is used on many banknotes around the world. Typically yellow or green.

 

EURion constellation - Wikipedia

 But what is and what isn't a counterfeit note has an interesting story, about a Mr Boggis...

 

 

Is it a DIN plug?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._S._G._Boggs

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James Stephen George Boggs (January 16, 1955 – January 22, 2017) was an American artist, best known for his hand-drawn depictions of banknotes.

Boggs began drawing currency in 1984, when a Chicago waitress accepted a drawing of a one-dollar bill in payment for his restaurant tab.[3][4]

His drawings of currency, depicting only a single side of the note,[5] came to be known as "Boggs notes".[6] Boggs notes were both art objects and part of a performance.[7] Boggs would exchange the notes only for their face value: when he drew a $100 bill, he exchanged it for $100 worth of goods. He then sold any change he received, the receipt, and sometimes the goods he purchased as his "artwork", typically to art dealers and collectors.[8] Boggs would tell a collector where he spent the note and the details of the transaction, but he did not sell the notes into the art market directly.[9] The buyer would then track down the person in possession of the note in order to purchase it.[8] Boggs noted that after the initial transaction the notes would be resold for much more than their face value,[10] with one Boggs note reportedly being resold for $420,000.[8][11]

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Libspero said:

I've always found that interesting.  It is completely illegal to make something that 'looks a bit like a currency note' in the UK.  You'd have thought that they'd have stopped the sale of these napkins, but they haven't. 

[Of course it doesn't make any difference in this case -- no-one would confuse paper napkin currency for the real thing.  But rules are rules and according to them Wish (and I've seen them in £land) are distributing forged currency.]

[An interesting thing that I hadn't known until recently is that it is illegal to make porn featuring UK banknotes.  Even a movie of loving sexual intercourse on a bed simply sprinkled with £20's is against the law.  I'm not sure how this is policed, though.  I'd note that you can incorporate banknotes into your fetish lives -- just not take pictures and movies of your fun and then distribute] 

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