Peru large producer of counterfeit USD 100 dollar bills

Posted on September 8, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Peru, TRAVEL reported that The United States Secret Service, which has jurisdiction over counterfeit American currency, has warned that state-of-the-art bogus one hundred dollar bills, and Euros, are being made in Peru by skillful criminal craftsmen. The figure officially quoted is $103m, in Peruvian-made counterfeits, that have been seized in the past ten years. Though the notes are good copies, most will fail the test of currency scanners, as they are generally made on bond paper, not the special content paper (75% cotton, 25% linen) employed by the US Department of Printing & Engraving. Read Article

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