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Counterfeit Money

More fake notes surface

POLICE believe more high-quality fake US$100 notes will surface throughout the region as part of a multi-million-dollar scam linked to North Korean agents in Macau.

Sunday, 24 July, 1994, 12:00am

Rise in supply of fake $100 currency

COUNTERFEITERS of Hong Kong currency have been focusing on forgeries of $100 notes because higher denominations are checked more rigorously by banks and retailers.

Ultra violet lights are used widely to distinguish a genuine banknote's watermark and other security features in $500 and $1,000 notes, but rarely for $100 notes.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am

Top policeman urges vigilance

LOOK closely at your new notes issued by the Bank of China. What do you see? Now, hold one up against the light.

If you peer closely, the light should betray features which would not be normally visible to the naked eye, like watermarks and a tiny metallic thread running through the note.

2 May 1994 - 12:00am

Overseas link in fake-yuan cases

AN increasing number of cases involving huge sums of counterfeit money have been uncovered, many involving collaboration with criminal groups abroad, according to a report.

The China News Service in Hong Kong said yesterday that 10 yuan, 50 yuan and 100 yuan notes were the main counterfeits found circulating in the market in China.

8 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Flood of fake foreign notes raises concern

FAKE currencies have been flooding the Chinese market, causing widespread concern among law-enforcement agencies.

Counterfeiters are now using advanced technology to make fake notes and water stamps, according to security sources.

22 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Fake banknotes

LONDON: Police have seized counterfeit ?50 banknotes with a face value of about GBP5 million (about HK$59.15 million) and arrested a man after a raid on a printers' shop in Holloway, north London.

25 Jan 1993 - 12:00am