Chasing the impostor

What is it?

In the businesses of the mafia and smuggling groups, there has always been activity of the production of buy fake money and sell fake money; bills that are similar to the real currency of the country, without legal recognition by the State or governmental entity. This activity is considered illegal, meaning that its manufacture and use for purchase and sale is considered a scam activity or economic fraud. This fraudulent activity has had a transcendental history in the economic world, since it brings many consequences and social impact.


How is it detected?

Currently the counterfeiting of money is basically reduced to the printing of the official paper money of each country. This activity is usually done meticulously so that the bills are not detected as false, it requires a specific way of doing it and specialized equipment so that they are as similar to the original as possible. However, the fact that this process is meticulous and almost imperceptible does not make it immune to those organizations and legal entities dedicated to the study of this fraudulent activity, for which there are ways to detect that a paper money is false. In order that the population does not fall into the trap of counterfeiting banknotes, the legal bodies recommend looking at the strict printing codes that each country's paper money contains. In principle, any real printed banknote contains clear characteristics to know that they are true, identities such as firm and embossed paper, security thread against the light of the banknote and an identifying hologram of each region will help you identify a real banknote from a false one, and It will prevent you from being a victim of fraud. This type of scam is not only associated only with the bills, and although it seems strange, the 10, 20, and 50 cent coins suffer the same activity.

Counterfeiting cases

In the history of the world, and of the economy of each country, there have been countless amounts of economic fraud in relation to the falsification of money, paper money, bills and coins such as dollars or euros in a deliberate and constant way. However, there have been cases where the perpetrators and those affected have resonated significantly with the rest of humanity. In Spain there was a famous fraud and forgery of bills, which the government of that country called the Duros of Seville, this happened at the end of the XIX century and brought serious and transcendental problems for the public finances of the European country. There is also a famous case of large-scale counterfeiting in the country of Hungary. On this occasion, and in an illegal way, an attempt was made to put into circulation high-denomination bills belonging to the French currency, this activity was discovered years later, when the operation was stopped by the state and the country's economy collapsed, which caused great losses for the population and government as territorial limits that had been won in battles of the First World War. On the other hand, in times of the Second World War, the Nazis tried to carry out a similar fraud, where the Jews who were in concentration capos were the ones in charge of counterfeiting British pounds and US dollars against their will. Although this activity was not carried out by counterfeiting professionals, this money felt almost real and was almost undetectable to German merchants at the time.

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