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Can you explain your situation a little more?
I am really going to need to know the context.
How did you come to receive fraudulent obtained money?
Why are you being expected to return it now?
Sorry, can't really answer reliably then.
I could give you an answer to the specific question you have asked but it might well be wrong for your circumstances.
You don't need to reveal any details.
It is just a circumstantial outline that I need.
I'm not sure it would really.
It is a question that depends on the circumstances.
The starting point is that a person who accepts an unlawful item without knowledge is not guilty from the point of view of the criminal law. That does not mean it cannot be recovered in civil law or in POCA proceedings if it is tainted with illegality.
There may be a defence to that, for instance, the innocent purchaser defence although that applies to cars not money.
Money is rather different for lots of reasons. The obvious one being that the exact coins and pounds cannot be recovered obviously but they can easily be replaced with others so it is generally easier to recover money than any other stolen or fraudulently obtained item.
If you can give me any idea of the situation I would probably be able to offer more.
Giving it to charities is a waste of time. That would not change liability. The charity would get to keep it. It would just not provide a defence to her liability.
But it depends how this came about.
He wouldn't be liable from a criminal point of view if the decision is that such a person genuinely did not know.
Therefore there shouldn't be a POCA application.
But from a civil point of view the money could be recovered if it was obtained without basis. It depends how it came about and in what was the transfers were made. If you can give me more information upon that I could tell you whether there is liability in civil law.
Not if it is cash.
if you passed on a product like a car then they would be able to recover that but the money should not be recoverable from an innocent third party.
No, you should be fine with that. It is a slightly differently legal concept to cash but doesn't change much in practice.
No, Im here.
There wouldn't be any issue with a charity receiving money. They would not be in position to say whether it was clean money or not.
The giver though would still be liable potentially.
Yes, it depends on the circumstances.But yes it could.
It is not really possible to go through all the ways fraud can be committed. There are millions of ways.
if you tell me what has happened I will be happy to tel you if that is fraud or not.
You are anonymous on here if that is your concern.