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Counterfeit Money Spikes as Arrests Hit Five-Year High

Counterfeiting money -- one of the oldest crimes in history -- has now trended to a new five-year high, according to the Secret Service...

Counterfeit Pound Coins Double, How to Detect a Fake £1

The number of counterfeit £1 coins in circulation has doubled in the last five years, according to new figures released by the Royal Mint...

Euro Counterfeit Notes Increase Through First Half of 2008

The European Central Bank (ECB) reported an increase in counterfeit activity for the first half of 2008, which is on the heals of 2007's...

Counterfeit Banknote Ring Caught in Southern California

Five people were arrested in Southern California earlier this week for allegedly counterfeiting between $5 and $6 million in phony $20s and $100s over...

Virtual Coin Robbers Punished. What About Real Coin Robbers and Counterfeit Slabs?

A news article today recounted how China's leading online game operator, The9 Ltd., will begin suspending the accounts of players who steal and then...

Pizza Shop Owner Made Fake Dough in Batches of $50 Counterfeits

Making dough is common place in a pizza shop kitchen. Making fake dough, as in counterfeited $50 bills, is not so common. Police arrested...

Counterfeiters on Most Wanted List Seized in Columbia

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=buga+colombia&ie=UTF8&om=0&s=AARTsJrlMJXUMK5BRFRbVUDS2ZO9h13ayg&ll=10.660608,-77.519531&spn=25.701527,26.367188&z=3&output=embed&w=150&h=150] Over the weekend four suspected counterfeiters were arrested by Columbian police along with $4 million dollars in fake U.S. currency. Authorities had reportedly been...

Euro Counterfeit Banknotes Increased in Second Half of 2007

The European Central Bank (ECB) reported an increase in counterfeit activity for the second half of 2007. 296,000 fake banknotes were removed from circulation...

Teens Arrested For Counterfeiting Money Using Inkjet Printers

Inkjet printers were used to counterfeit moneyThree Long Island 17-year old high school students are under arrest for printing counterfeit $10s, $20s and $50s from the back of a pickup truck.

Amazingly, police say ink jet printers were used to print the bills. The power source? A Radio Shack inverter plugged into the pickup truck's cigarette lighter.

The average person could easily assume any teenager who used the bed of a truck as a factory floor and inkjet printers to output bogus bills would get caught and arrested in short notice time.

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Fake £1 Coins Gets London Counterfeiter 5 Years in Jail

Analyzing the effort to reward ratio of creating counterfeit coins and then successfully getting them into daily circulation would seem to forestall an...

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