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Peru No. 1 Source Of US Counterfeit Money; It's 'Much More Profitable Than Cocaine'

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Peru has over taken Colombia as the number one distributor of counterfeit United States money. A police colonel in Lima, Peru was involved in a raid on a counterfeiting ring and was surprised to discover the counterfeiting skills of a 13 year-old arrested

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Elizabeth M (65)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:50 pm
Wow, this unbelievable. I would never have thought of counterfeit money coming from Peru. The only way to stop the $100 bills from being counterfeited is making more awareness in all stores and banks to be double checking the bills or maybe what will have to be done is like our Canadian money having special insets on $20's, $50's and $100's so they cannot be counterfited .Thank You Carrie

Mary T (358)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:29 pm
Thank you Carrie - heard about this on the news yesterday.

Cyn F (137)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:07 pm
Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Pogle S (88)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:29 pm
The headline made me laugh. Cash is being discredited, soon it'll only be plastic and smartphones for all legitimate transactions. Anything else would be criminal. :-)

Robert O (12)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:31 pm
Thanks Carrie.

cynthia l (207)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:03 am
thanks for the info

Louise D (44)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 1:08 am
I rarely carry cash now, still it does remind me of the way the Germans tried to destablise the British currency in he second world war by dropping wads of counterfeit five pound notes, only for them to be handed into the police stations. Still it does explain why some Latin American countries economies went to Hell in a hand cart.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 2:57 am

. (0)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:04 am
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Anna U (256)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:45 am
Thanks Carrie.

. (0)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:28 am
The North Koreans were doing that in the late 80s and early 90s. Let me tell you; the quality was impeccable.
Cash will soon become moot. Soon no one will carry it. I only use it for laundry day and TTC tokens.
Of course if you're a Trekky you already know that by the 24th century such nonsense has long ago been eradicated and society is much more egalitarian.

. (0)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:33 am
Louise it's more so that countries politicians like Argentina for example used their nation's treasury as their own personal piggy bank. Each subsequent administration is the same. You have to change human nature in order to change the system. Even a digital system is not beyond counterfeiting.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:43 pm
Amazing what the evil ones will do to get rich. Glad I don't use much cash any longer. Thanks Carrie

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 3:18 pm

Sharon Davidson (371)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:14 pm
just appauling,thanks

Rehana VN (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:08 am
Thugs are 10 steps ahead of everyone!
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