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    Default Is this legal?



    Was walking towards the letter boxes earlier and found this on the floor.
    My first thought was that it might be another Hell Bank notes lying around, but the word SPECIMEN across the note and the portrait of our late President, Mr Yusof Ishak was too prominent to be ignored. Its a hundred dollar bill, a printed one, with the advertisement on its back. I remembered about some cases of those who had been caught for printing fake Singapore dollar notes using ordinary home printers.

    1- Is this legal to advertise this way? It can mislead unknowing, careless shopkeepers and taxi drivers thinking that its the real $100 bill.
    2- Shall I forward this to the media?
    3- What would you have done?
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    It's perfectly legal as long as the word 'SPECIMEN' is stamped clearly and big on the face of the 'note'.

    It's done regularly in print advertising, but I'm not sure about DMM.

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    I kena a S$50 bucks note once....tot i drop at my door step....lol. Early morning just wake up abit blur....saw money on the floor i wake up.... good advertising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    It's perfectly legal as long as the word 'SPECIMEN' is stamped clearly and big on the face of the 'note'.

    It's done regularly in print advertising, but I'm not sure about DMM.
    When its folded in half, the word SPECIMEN cant be seen lei...
    There are security measures of course, and the best is to check and double check, but you know la some ppl might just use these to con other ppl, esp the elderly and cab drivers fro free rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    When its folded in half, the word SPECIMEN cant be seen lei...
    There are security measures of course, and the best is to check and double check, but you know la some ppl might just use these to con other ppl, esp the elderly and cab drivers fro free rides
    Lodge a police report and see what they say.

    You could be doing society a favour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Lodge a police report and see what they say.

    You could be doing society a favour.
    FWd this via email to The New Paper, maybe can win phone hehehe
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    perfectly legal.

    and if the note is folded in half (hiding the Specimen word), then the person accepting the note should open it fully and inspect it further (comon, it's a $100 bill). if not, too bad lor.
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    perfectly legal? my understanding is that if one wants to reproduce a currency note/s, a permit from MAS is needed. in this case, i do not see the permit no. on it. it was in my letter box yesterday.

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    The garberment has relaxed the rules for printing of notes for advertisement purposes ..... as long as there is a "SPECIMEN" across the notes, and the size MUST NOT be the actual size, you do not need any MAS permission now .....
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    Received it too. Me and my bro had fun thinking of ways to "use" it.
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    It's not "legal tender", but legal for advertising use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milamber View Post
    It's not "legal tender", but legal for advertising use.
    yalor...if it was legal tender....we will all be busy printing money!! heheheh.....

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    Dun think there is anything illegal about the note so long as "Specimen" is printed bah, but by looking at the advert details behind, it looks like some kinda CPF investment scam that might be illegal in singapore. Ain't too sure though.
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    Warn the old folks staying in ur area. They could fall to con man

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