Domestic and Overseas Printing of Fake US Dollars

in Business Risk, Counterfeit Goods

In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, agents with the Secret Service in the United States seized $88.7 Million in counterfeit dollars within the U.S. Nearly 60 percent of the fake dollar bills seized were made by using inkjet or laser printers.

Overseas, Secret Service agents seized $68.2 Million in counterfeit dollars during the fiscal year. Most of the fakes seized outside of the United States were made by offset presses. and in more professional “counterfeiting mills”.

Security agents in the Untied States arrested 3,617 people for counterfeiting in the fiscal year.

(More on counterfeit money.)

Source:  Del Quentin Wilber, “Woman With Printer Shows the Digital Ease of Bogus Cash,” Bloomberg, May 8, 2014.

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