February 28, 2013 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #608389
Have you ever had the indignity of being the receipient or unwitting distributor of a forged $100 bill? Do you have the right to demand whoever paid you with it to repay you another $100, even though the forged bill was confiscated from you by a merchant or bank? Does a shopkeeper even have the right to confiscate an alleged forged bill from a customer? Does he not have an obligation to conclusively prove to you that it is in fact a forgery?February 28, 2013 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #933545
I once got a fake $20 bill out of an ATM. I thought the bank that I made the withdrawal from would certainly rectify the situation, but they did not. I was surprised that a fake bill was able to get through their system undetected.February 28, 2013 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm #933546
i remember having read one of those handouts from shul with a halachik discussion about receiving a forged bill, and if you could demand to be repaid…but not the conclusion.
The storekeeper actually is legally supposed to take the bill away from you if it’s forged, i think. Someone i know once took it back though and brought it to a bank where they told him it WAS real but looked like it had gone through a washer n dryer, so had shrunk a bit and looked off. He exchanged it for a fresh bill.February 28, 2013 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #933547
The correct term is “counterfeit” not “forged.”March 1, 2013 1:36 am at 1:36 am #933549
Actually I had a similar experience with a 5 dollar bill (these are not usually forged). The storekeeper said he couldn’t accept it because it didn’t “pass” his device but he wasn’t sure it’s a fake either. So he returned it. I think his machine went by color. To me it just looked washed out and I was kind of offended.
I didn’t bother checking with a bank, but I don’t think they can confiscate it based on flimsy evidence. This was many years ago, I don’t know what testing methods stores use today.March 1, 2013 8:53 am at 8:53 am #933550
The correct term is “counterfeit” not “forged.”
Posted 12 hours ago #
Wow! Twelve hours and nobody has jumped on your case for correcting somebody. I’m impressed.March 1, 2013 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #933551
There’s a way to do it. Some are polite about it and some are snooty. This was a polite classification. I commend him for his politeness.
(You may now comment on the lack of variation of my polite adjectives)
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