Money Laundering

Today I went to the corner shop and was handed a very dodgy fiver in my change. It appears to have gone through a 60 degree washing cycle and is faded and raggy. Any suggestions as to what to do with it?

UPDATE: Thank you for the kind and helpful comments. I got rid of it in a coffee shop. I pointed out what had happened to the note and he was fine about it. Honesty is usually the best policy.


Jim said...

You could..

1. Use it in a multi storey parking ticket machine.
2. Try using it straight away in another shop.
3. Or if all else fails take it to the bank. They'll swap any old toxic asset for real money. Especially if the number is still legible.

Richard said...

Yes - I think that provided it is genuine, banks are obliged to change it for something presentable. If it's non-genuine, I'm afraid you have lost it.

As for Jim's idea no. 1, I tried using a perfectly good tenner in a Morrison's automated checkout the other day and it wouldn't accept it. The note was newish and whole, but had a very persistent crease across the middle, and the machine kept throwing it back at me. An assistant had to go and change it at another till for one that worked. Perhaps the car park machines are similarly picky.

Bobby Jean said...

Go to whereisgeorge dot com. There, check the serial number to see if it is already registered; if not, register it and put it back in circulation. You will be able to watch its travels from that point.

As for travels, place it in an envelope with a note saying it is registered at Put it in a geocache and watch its travels from that point.

Richard said...

Is that website only for US and Canadian currency?

sugplum said...

I'm not proud, I'm always up for laundered dosh. What a shame you couldn't send it to me.