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Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981

S.1 A person is guilty of forgery if he makes a false instrument, with the intention that he or another shall use it to induce somebody to accept it as genuine.
S.2 It is an offence for a person to make a copy of an instrument which is, and which he knows or believes to be a false instrument, with the intention that he or another shall use it to induce somebody to accept it as a copy of a genuine instrument.
S.3 It is an offence for a person to use an instrument which is, and which he knows or believes to be false, with the intention of inducing somebody to accept it as genuine.
S.4 It is an offence for a person to use a copy of an instrument which is, and which he knows or believes to be a false instrument with the intention of inducing somebody to accept it as a copy of a genuine instrument.

Instrument means: any document, any stamp issued or sold by the Post Office, any Inland Revenue stamp, any disc, tape, sound track or other device on which information is recorded or stored by electronic or mechanical means.