What would you do with a dodgy note?

Poll Started 3 April 2007: What would you do with a dodgy note?

You discover you've been passed what you think's a fake £20 in your wallet/purse and aren't sure where it came from; which of the following options is closest to what you'd do?

A. Bin it. That's life!
B. Take it to the bank
C. Take it to the police
D. Try to pass it off as real in a shop

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  • Idiophreak
    Idiophreak Forumite Posts: 12,025 Forumite
    Would only try and palm it off onto a large, evil corporate machine, not a poor, innocent local business ;)
  • Coveredinbees!!!!
    Coveredinbees!!!! Forumite Posts: 3,921
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    I find taxis the easiest place to pass off phony money.
    Nothing to see here, move along.
  • teddyco
    teddyco Forumite Posts: 397
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    I am curious what the Police or banks would do if we took a phony note to them?
  • Phill_Yer_Boots
    Phill_Yer_Boots Forumite Posts: 29 Forumite
    Am I a bad person for not wanting to keep hold of it? I mean, if I received it as change, then to give it to the bank or police would be a loss to me!

    I received a phoney £10 in my change in a pub once and went back the following day and used it to buy a drink....is that ok???:beer:
  • Jennifer_Jane
    Jennifer_Jane Forumite Posts: 3,237
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    Idiophreak wrote: »
    Would only try and palm it off onto a large, evil corporate machine, not a poor, innocent local business ;)


    hmmm! Yes, would take it to Tesco! :rotfl:
  • raptorman
    raptorman Forumite Posts: 1,912
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    There is no way I could afford to lose £20 so I am afraid
    I would be passing it on in a shop.
    "Gort, klaatu barada nikto"

    Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves

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  • rdwarr
    rdwarr Forumite Posts: 6,159
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    I've just seen the latest poll results :eek:
    Are over half of MSErs really that crooked? Passing off a note you know to be a forgery is as bad as making it in the first place. Shame on you (as Al Murray would say).
    Can I help?
  • TITEASCRAMP
    TITEASCRAMP Forumite Posts: 1,744 Forumite
    I cant afford to loose £20, so i would take to a large store and try to get rid. Defo not a small shop or poor taxi driver
  • Chas
    Chas Forumite Posts: 1,794 Forumite
    I'd spend it in Tesco.

    I wouldn't use it in a small business.

    Definitely don't take it to a bank or building society, they are obliged to confiscate it & you'll be out of pocket.
  • southernscouser
    southernscouser Forumite Posts: 33,746
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    I'd donate it to charity. :)
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