The National Crime Agency (NCA) has national responsibility for counterfeiting in the UK. It relies on the expertise and help of regional police forces in the ongoing fight against counterfeiters.
Most counterfeit banknotes are produced by organised crime groups, to be used once only. The police need to be able to identify genuine banknotes so they can help when counterfeit banknotes are discovered.
To help the police, we have a range of free educational materials.
We help with Crown Prosecution cases by providing written expert witness statements and attending court when necessary. Our experts cover counterfeit Bank of England banknotes and counterfeit Euro banknotes. Requests for witness statements for counterfeit banknotes should be made via the NCA on 0370 496 7622.
We can also cross-reference serial numbers to help the police by identifying issue dates of genuine banknotes. If your force requires statements or information about this, email firstname.lastname@example.org.