Posts Tagged: counterfeits

Counterfeiters Would Rather Rip Off Novelty Metal Balls Than 'Wearable Technology'

"From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology. But China's tech counterfeiters — notorious for having a nose for what's hot and what's not — appear for now at least to be giving wearable technology the cold shoulder in what one expert calls a 'serious warning signal' for market players."


Funny Money Not So Funny To Money Hungry Guy

A Los Angeles resident who cashed a $1,000 money order at a local post office got a bit of an unpleasant surprise — as it turned out, his payday included eight counterfeit Benjamins, which turned out to be $5 bills that had been bleached and altered. According to the police officers who were called in when David Lipin's bill got rejected at a gas station, holding the bills up to the light would have revealed the visage of Abe Lincoln. Would the special relationship that the Postal Service and the Federal Government have resulted in Lipin getting his money back, the Los Angeles Times wondered? "Not really. The post [...]


For Her Next Trick, She Will Try To Pay For Her U.S. Mint Souvenirs With Monopoly Money

I know it's tough to find parking in these car-choked times, but if you're going to drive around a vehicle with forged license plates, pulling into a spot at the local Department Of Motor Vehicles seems like a very risky way to solve any time crunch that might be imperiled by, say, circling the block a couple more times. And yet a Long Island woman who owns an auto body shop did just that while looking for a place to park yesterday! The story ended thusly: "not long after, a DMV inspector happened to stroll by. He immediately spotted the forged license plates." Perhaps this was all a test [...]