Remove Fake Currency Before Returning Printer

fakeIn case you missed it, Jarad Carr was recently arrested after returning a printer with a sheet of fake hundred inside. I hope everyone has learned a lesson from this incident: remove all counterfeit currency before returning your printer.

The more unbelievable part of this story is that someone thought they could counterfeit $100 bills on a home inkjet printer. Here are the security features on a $100 bill:

  1. A security thread running from top to bottom with USA100 printed on it. In a black light, the security thread will glow pink.
  2. A watermark with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
  3. Color shifting inks when the bill is tilted.
  4. Microprinting of “the United States of America” on the lapel of Benjamin Franklins jacket.

I’m sure there are many other features that I haven’t listed.

Clearly, producing anything more than a bad counterfeit clearly requires a lot more than a  home printer.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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