Counterfeiting is on the rise in the recession with more than $64 million in fake cash circulating in 2008
by Megan Angstadt
Counterfeiting is no longer the art it was when letterpress printing presses were used, and creating a fake $20 bill took artistic skill, time, and bulky equipment.
Today’s counterfeiters use technologies that are widely available. Copiers, inkjet printers, scanners and other modern technologies allow someone with basic computer skills to counterfeit currency in a few minutes.
Ed Donovan, spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, says the percentage of counterfeit money made by inkjet printers has gone up in recent years. “Almost 60 percent of counterfeit money is manufactured using inkjet technology,” he says.
Bonus question from the article. Which of the bills are counterfeit?
If you answered all of them, then you are correct.
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