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Fake Euro Notes

Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:34 am

More reports in the papers of fake Euro bank notes are occurring creating worry for people traveling abroad from the UK.
It has been bad enough with forgers attempting to flood the market with fake £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes here and believe it , there have been some excellent forgeries and many are still floating about.
Now the Euro notes are the latest target. One man who got several forgeries in his holiday amount faces jail if found guilty, yet the Post Office where he obtained the notes will not help the guy out who could end up languishing in a foreign jail because of the dishonest crooks involved in this money laundering racket!
Although I had training to detect forged notes I must admit with the Euro I might find it a difficult to spot the difference.
If any one has any doubts about the Euro notes they have obtained already,
get in touch with a Bank, Post Office, or consult your travel agents for advice on what to look for. Sad
Any of you out there had the unfortunate experience of these fakes yet?
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RE: Fake Euro Notes

Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:37 am

More reports in the papers of fake Euro bank notes are occurring creating worry for people traveling abroad from the UK.

But no great worries amongst the people who actually use the euro from day to day, strangely enough.

In total, about half a million forged notes were taken out of circulation last year? There are about ten billion genuine notes in circulation. How do these forgery stats compare to other currencies?

Long ago, I had a large stack of British 5p coins, which most German vending machines would accept as 1DM...  Smile
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