Trinidad and Tobago’s Electronic Transfer of Funds Crime Act, 2000

Trinidad and Tobago adopted the Electronic Transfer of Funds Crime Act in 2000. The main purpose of this legislation is to regulate the transfer of money through an electronic terminal by means of a card instructing or authorizing a financial institution to debit or credit a cardholder’s account when purchasing goods. The Act establishes several offenses deriving from the misuse of the process.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What provisions relate to making and using counterfeit cards?
How is the offense of card forgery defined?
How is intent to defraud established under Section 9 of the Act?


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