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Could I be done for forgery

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Funny Money
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MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Funny Money
I've just read this story on BBC online......

About a shop done for superhero bank notes as a potential forgery...

Now when I did my ITV1 series Make Me Rich, the producers made some special "Martin's Money" which was used to symbolise the savings.....


Should I be worried?

Martin :D
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  • ~*Plushroom*~~*Plushroom*~ Forumite
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    Don't worry, we'll all have a whip round and bake you a cake with a file in with the proceeds if you like! :p
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  • eyelinerprincesseyelinerprincess Forumite
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    I think the notes should be half or double the real size of notes so as not to be confused with real money. Any other "fake" money should be cleared with the Bank Of England first before the making of said fake money...

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  • ManAtHomeManAtHome Forumite
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    LOL - couldn't possibly comment about them lot at t'other side o't 'ills...

    "But trading standards officials in Lancashire were concerned they could have been mistaken for real money."

    Back on topic - didn't the telly peeps get permission? (I'd grass em up before the boys come round).
  • superhoopsuperhoop Forumite
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    Martin - some of us always thought you were a bit of a queen!!

    Just kidding....
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  • sluggy1967sluggy1967 Forumite
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    What next? A swoop on sweet shops selling chocolate money because some Trading Standard Officers cant tell the difference?
  • cello57cello57 Forumite
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    What are Tesco vouchers if not a form of money, except it can only be exchanged at one place?
  • eyelinerprincesseyelinerprincess Forumite
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    But Tesco vouchers are just that, vouchers! The problem starts when you have something that looks like real money but isn't.
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  • hypno06hypno06 Forumite
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    If any shop assistant is daft enough to accept those notes as real, then you deserve to get away with it!!

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  • DanniDanni Forumite
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    Don't worry Martin, even if your producers didn't get permission, you won't be done for forgery as you didn't create the notes :)
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  • pezza88pezza88 Forumite
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    Technically, it is only replicas of Bank of England money that is illegal. Therefore the Totnes pound experiment (based on the old Totnes pound) and Tesco vouchers (not legal tender) are quite fine.

    Who knows if Martin is okay, but if someone knows a good hole in the ground somewhere then I will volunteer to take some food to him while he is in hiding.
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