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Posted: 9/12/2004 6:34:40 PM EST
Just talked to a friend that had a table there today. He said they arrested one guy passing them but they believe there were several others.

Just a heads up.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:45:30 PM EST
Oh, joy!

Hey, on another note that will make me sound like an opportunist.....

I've got about a dozen anti-counterfeit markers- if anyone's interested, lemme know. I can have 'em down at the Cav party on Tuesday.

Only the dealers can do the ripping off..!

Err, oops.

Mike
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:47:50 PM EST
FWIW

Saw some fake 100s a couple months ago that "defeated" the pens.......

Only UV caught it, watermark was also pretty damn good.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:50:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 7:51:26 PM EST by prebans]

Originally Posted By Biggame223:
FWIW

Saw some fake 100s a couple months ago that "defeated" the pens.......

Only UV caught it, watermark was also pretty damn good.



Huh.

Where to go from here; accept only $20's? I thought those were the most counterfeited bills after the $100. Insisting on only $50's won't work, as nobody really seems to have them.

...and there's no way in hell I'm conducting business only in those golden dollar thingys.

Damn thieves.

Mike
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:20:13 PM EST
UV keyring lights can be had cheap

The Inova would be even better
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:36:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By prebans:

Originally Posted By Biggame223:
FWIW

Saw some fake 100s a couple months ago that "defeated" the pens.......

Only UV caught it, watermark was also pretty damn good.



Huh.

Where to go from here; accept only $20's? I thought those were the most counterfeited bills after the $100. Insisting on only $50's won't work, as nobody really seems to have them.

...and there's no way in hell I'm conducting business only in those golden dollar thingys.

Damn thieves.

Mike



'In god we trust, All others bring Visa'

problem solved...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 9:02:45 PM EST
Well I normally take what the bank gives me, ontime I got a few thousand in $20s for a trip to a show.

Cash seems to be abit better for talking down too.

Can always carry dollar coins....
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 12:49:51 AM EST
We see counterfeit all the time at the Casino I work at, The number one thing that busts them though is the "feel" of the bill, as real money is printed on a hybrid of cotton and some other secret stuff. The only actual anti-counterfeit device that seems to actually work is the ID strip. Real ID strips will show light through, but the fake ones are really dark if compared to real ones... I have seen every bill from $100 under faked, so beware even if its only a $5.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:00:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheFNG:
We see counterfeit all the time at the Casino I work at, The number one thing that busts them though is the "feel" of the bill, as real money is printed on a hybrid of cotton and some other secret stuff. The only actual anti-counterfeit device that seems to actually work is the ID strip. Real ID strips will show light through, but the fake ones are really dark if compared to real ones... I have seen every bill from $100 under faked, so beware even if its only a $5.



"Bills are composed of 25% linen and 75% cotton; red and blue synthetic fibers are distributed throughout the paper."
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:05:15 AM EST
Thats not what the Secret Service breifing told us... But you can belive that if you like citizen.

Carry on.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 4:23:40 AM EST
They should BAN counterfeit money.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 6:19:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 6:20:40 AM EST by Biggame223]

Thats not what the Secret Service breifing told us... But you can belive that if you like citizen.

Carry on.



It's People!!

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 6:55:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheFNG:
Thats not what the Secret Service breifing told us... But you can belive that if you like citizen.

Carry on.




BAHAHAHAH!!!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 7:44:02 AM EST
... This thread (sadly) reminds me of this movie.

... I always liked it

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:24:44 AM EST
I have been warning lots of local merchants about this. There has been a large number of "washed" and reprinted bills circulating. They bleach 1's or 5's and reprint with larger denominations. The only way to detect them is by looking at the water mark which is also sometimes semi-altered, and the silver stip which will clearly state the original denomination of the bill. I have seen and handled several of these fake $100 before they were turned over and they are also not that good. They printing is undersized and usually slightly disorted. Be vigilant and look carefully. The veri-pens are not foolproof.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 11:56:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By prebans:

Originally Posted By Biggame223:
FWIW

Saw some fake 100s a couple months ago that "defeated" the pens.......

Only UV caught it, watermark was also pretty damn good.



Huh.

Where to go from here; accept only $20's? I thought those were the most counterfeited bills after the $100. Insisting on only $50's won't work, as nobody really seems to have them.

...and there's no way in hell I'm conducting business only in those golden dollar thingys.

Damn thieves.

Mike



Pennies, it's the only way to be sure.
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