Fake Thousands Run Rampant

By Butterboom Writers  /  March 20, 2007

Watch those $1000 bills – yours could be fake!

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A bunch of fake $1000 bills have gone into circulation so watch out! From The Standard:

All HK$1,000 banknotes issued by Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp in its 2000 and 2002 series are being withdrawn from circulation in a low- profile exercise following last week’s discovery of their counterfeit cousins.By the weekend, the number of fake HK$1,000 banknotes detected in the banking system had increased from about 300 to more than 700 over the space of two days. Police said Thursday about 300 fakes had been found.

Many shops and retail outlets have refused to take any $100 bills because they are so well faked that no one can tell the difference. See, as my Uncle Man always says, Don’t Barge it, Charge it! Or something like that.

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