Counterfeit Money

China Digest, December 24, 2012

A 27-year-old Beijing man was sentenced to 11 years in jail for blackmailing his female cousin by threatening to release a video of the pair having sex, Beijing Morning Post reports.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 5:05am

Fake notes passed at diplomats' Guangzhou charity bazaar

Fake notes passed at diplomats' Guangzhou charity bazaar

Mainland internet users have accused people who used counterfeit money to pay for items at a charity bazaar in Guangzhou on Saturday of embarrassing all Chinese.

11 Dec 2012 - 3:47am

'Rock-solid' banknote scam foiled

You would have to be in a real hurry not to spot these fake banknotes - ones with the security features of Hong Kong notes, but instead of a city landmark they bear the image of three unfamiliar rocks.

The banknotes - genuine ones from Zimbabwe - had the name of a Hong Kong bank printed over them, police said in a warning to tourists and shopkeepers.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Increase in fake banknotes, but quality is poor

A spate of poor-quality fake banknotes has pushed the number of counterfeit cash found in the city in the first nine months of this year well above last year's total, police said.

Police yesterday arrested a taxi driver and his girlfriend and seized 113 fake HK$100 and HK$50 notes with a face value of HK$5,900.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Huizhou police crack counterfeiting ring, seize 90m yuan in fake notes

Huizhou police have cracked a massive counterfeiting ring, confiscating about 90 million yuan (HK$102 million) in fake notes, according to media reports.

Nine people were arrested in Huizhou during the operation on Monday, and three more were arrested in other Guangdong cities, Guangzhou newspapers reported.

26 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Police in Taiwan deny knowledge of yuan counterfeiting

Taiwanese police yesterday rejected mainland media reports that high- quality fake yuan banknotes found on the mainland had originated in Taiwan.

'We have not found any counterfeiting groups producing those fake notes ... in Taiwan through comprehensive investigation so far,' said a spokesman with the economic crime department under the National Police Agency.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Websites still offering fake notes

Mainland websites offering high-quality fake banknotes were still operating yesterday despite regulators promising a crackdown before the Lunar New Year, when cash transactions typically peak for the year.

Several online sellers of the fake notes in Guangdong claim the notes' security threads and watermarks can cheat detectors, and are ideal for shopping or gambling.

15 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Couple arrested with 30 fake banknotes

Police arrested a Vietnamese couple who allegedly used fake HK$1,000 banknotes at the JW Marriott Hotel in Admiralty. Police told TVB the couple had more than 30 fake notes. They had paid the hotel with 12 HK$1,000 notes on Tuesday and investigations found 11 of them were counterfeits of HSBC notes issued in 2002. The Commercial Crime Bureau seized the couple's luggage for examination.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Counterfeit Money


'Some suspects have been arrested and we are working closely with Macau and mainland officials in the probe. We hope that we can solve the problem as soon as possible'

Police Commissioner Tang King-shing

'We believe the counterfeit banknotes were made by the same syndicate and were made outside Hong Kong'

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Twofold rise in seized HK$1,000 notes

Police believe high-quality fakes - like the 300 seized on Thursday - come from outside the city

The number of counterfeit HK$1,000 banknotes seized by police this year has doubled to 710, two days after officers issued a warning about the fakes.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Warning over high-quality HK$1,000 fake notes

More than 300 counterfeit HK$1,000 banknotes have been discovered in a week, prompting police to warn the public to beware of the fakes.

Described by police as better quality than counterfeit notes seized in the past, the fakes could not be easily detected under ultraviolet light, and contained metal threads and watermarks.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Police seek mainland help on fake banknotes

Counterfeit bills with face value of HK$58,000 found in Tai Po

Hong Kong police will ask mainland authorities to help them track down where counterfeit money is being printed, after seizing bogus banknotes with a face value of HK$58,000 from a flat on a public housing estate in Tai Po yesterday.

The cash was in the form of 58 HSBC-issued HK$1,000 notes.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

5 men held, fake notes seized in raid on syndicate

Five men suspected of being members of a syndicate involved in printing counterfeit money and forging documents have been arrested in a raid on a Shamshuipo flat.

Police said the mastermind of the syndicate, believed to have triad links, evaded arrest. Regional crime unit officers have mounted a manhunt for him.

1 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

More counterfeit notes found

Ten more cases of counterfeit banknotes were reported at various Jockey Club off-course betting centres yesterday, one week after 14 fake $100 banknotes were found. In yesterday's cases, all were $100 banknotes except one $20 note. Nine people were helping police with their investigation.

3 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

City tackles rising tide of fake money

Counterfeit cash and unrealistic expectations of economic reform are causing growing problems for Shanghai police.

A spokeswoman for the city's Public Security Bureau, Fang Dinghua, said the rapid development of the economy, which had allowed a small sector of the population to become wealthy, generated rising expectations.

12 Dec 2001 - 12:00am