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Bogus Banknotes In Circulation

By Skidbladnir - 21 January 2008 17

Apparently we have questionable currency floating around town again.
According to this media release from last Thursday, apparently they are made of a ‘paper-type material’ (possibly paper), are smaller than usual, and the clear plastic window is different.
The AFP media release doesn’t say -exactly- how else the notes differ, but in the pictures shown the locations of the stars in the Southern Cross are backwards and most of them have the wrong number of points.

So make sure you check your cash to make sure it is real, as trying to pass off known counterfeit currency is itself a crime (I think).



(Pictures from the AFP ACT Media Release)

Police urge anyone who may receive one of these notes to contact police on 131 444.

Alternatively, if anyone is able to provide information to police about the origin of these notes, they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Bogus Banknotes In Circulation
Skidbladnir 10:55 am 22 Jan 08

Find a friend who has a (preferably short haired) male dog that hasn’t been desexed and ask them if you can stare for a moment.
They’re a fairly prominent cluster.

Not quite the same gonad-bodysize ratio as male rat, but still quite noticable.

caf 10:54 am 22 Jan 08

I… see.

Mr Evil 10:49 am 22 Jan 08

Caf, next time you see a dog, have a look at how prominent his balls are when you view him from behind – they do tend to stand out somewhat.

More so on short haired dogs!

caf 10:43 am 22 Jan 08

Again with the dogs balls.

farout 10:00 am 22 Jan 08

…”get our hands”…
Down, pedants, down.

farout 9:58 am 22 Jan 08

Its only the Baby Boomers cashed up with paid-off houses that need to worry about this. The rest of us are lucky if we get out hands on a $20 note.

Skidbladnir 9:35 am 22 Jan 08

The media release was of pretty sub-par quality, I’d agree there.
White features on a white background don’t stand out so well.
But considering that no local media (except us) seems to have picked up on it, maybe they have a work experience boy\girl they’re willing to blame?

And whoever was doing the counterfeiting really ought to quality check their proofs before giving the go ahead, the backwards Southern Cross made of stars drawn by five-year-olds was the first thing I noticed on it, as it sticks out like dogs balls.

DJ 4:48 am 22 Jan 08

Utah, here you go – apologies it isn’t linked or anything fancy like that…

http://www.rba.gov.au/CurrencyNotes/SecurityFeaturesAndCounterfeitDetection/counterfeit_detection_guide.html

utah 1:38 am 22 Jan 08

There are noticeable differences in the clear plastic window when compared a genuine note.

FFS, just tell us what the “noticeable differences” are. The bad guys already know (and will have had harsh words with their supplier); the only people that the info will help are the citizens you guys are supposed to be helping. Hell, put up a couple of decent photos with arrows pointing out the misprints; maybe even a comparison with what they feel like to help the blind.

Adza 12:58 am 22 Jan 08

Maybe the colour photocopyer was stuck on 90% reduction?

Deano 12:41 am 22 Jan 08

It’s fairly common for counterfeit currency to be the wrong size. I would have though that if you were going to all of the trouble of making and passing off fake notes, surely you’d at least make them the right size.

Sheesh criminals are dumb.

astrojax 9:32 pm 21 Jan 08

…or don’t check your cash, then you can’t have ever known.

what is a fifty, anyway? you’ll be telling me we have a hundred note soon…

David MacCormack 7:31 pm 21 Jan 08

The real giveaway is that David Unaipon is smiling. As an indigenous person, of course, Unaipon never had any need to smile.

Skidbladnir 5:28 pm 21 Jan 08

For those of you without a handy comparison:
Front of a polymer $50 (The David Unaipon Side)
Back of a polymer $50 (The Edith Cowan Side)

But Epsilon Crucis (the off-centre small one) is on the wrong side, and all of the non-Epsilon stars should have seven points.

Sammy 5:19 pm 21 Jan 08

They look pretty good to me.

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