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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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Taken from the suspects were a bundle of fake money and paper, writing pads, a .38-caliber revolver with bullets, and a hand grenade.
FAKE money is in circulation in Sunderland, police are warning, after counterfeit PS50 notes were used in the city.
CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union - Authorities in Bauang town nabbed a member of a syndicate using fake money bills in the public market of Barangay Central West, Bauang, La Union on Wednesday.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) -- The security forces found explosive devices and arrested fake money dealers in Baghdad.
Operatives seized two gym bags containing five packs of shabu weighing 10 kilos, with a street value of P50 million; P50 million in fake money used for the sting and the suspects' belongings.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian investigating agency, Enforcement Directorate has issued notice to the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a fake money laundering case.
Iranian Intelligence Ministry has seized the fake money making equipment in the western province of Kermanshah, authorities said.
SHOPPERS are being warned to look out for scammers who have been handing over fake money in exchange for genuine cash.
In the back of a police car, the affidavit states, the woman asked the arresting officer if police had caught the guy making the fake money yet.
Ward also admitted trying to pass a fake PS50 and possessing similar fake money in a shop in Blackpool in April 2015.
The money they are referring to is fake money, promised by Labor and never delivered on.
Most people don't even realize they have counterfeits with them, until machines or banks scan the fake money and reject them.