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(Winnipeg Free Press)   Canada launched polymer bank notes to stop counterfeiting. New problem: no one is checking the notes because they think its impossible to counterfeit   (winnipegfreepress.com) divider line 54
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2013-05-17 02:48:38 AM  
They should have gone CSIRO; those things are almost IMPOSSIBLE to fake...

pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-05-17 03:21:29 AM  

lumiere: They should have gone CSIRO; those things are almost IMPOSSIBLE to fake...

[pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]


Those are obviously fake. I don't see Paul Hogan on ANY of those.
 
2013-05-17 04:57:55 AM  

gopher321: lumiere: They should have gone CSIRO; those things are almost IMPOSSIBLE to fake...

[pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

Those are obviously fake. I don't see Paul Hogan on ANY of those.


Wait until the poisonous spider comes crawling out of the security window before you call them fake.  Also, fair warning, expect a cane toad if you are in Queensland, and Steve Irwin if you are in Victoria.
 
2013-05-17 05:23:01 AM  
Duncan Pound... lol
 
2013-05-17 05:24:50 AM  
It's the government's job to devalue the currency.
 
2013-05-17 05:25:10 AM  
Yeah, I remember back when they said the Euro was going to be much harder to counterfeit. A week later these started showing up...

NSFW

NSFW

NSFW
 
2013-05-17 05:25:45 AM  
Seeing as many Asian countries have been using similar polymer currency for at least a decade I don't know why anyone would think they can't be counterfeitted .
 
2013-05-17 05:27:36 AM  

illannoyin: Yeah, I remember back when they said the Euro was going to be much harder to counterfeit. A week later these started showing up...

NSFW

NSFW

NSFW


Really?  those are awesome.

Someone should do a Three Wolves banknote...

/hipster counterfeiters
 
2013-05-17 05:28:58 AM  

SumoJeb: Seeing as many Asian countries have been using similar polymer currency for at least a decade I don't know why anyone would think they can't be counterfeitted .


Yep.

Remember this, next time someone tells you we need to spend millions for voter ID cards to combat fraud...his brother probably has a factory making the useless crap.
 
2013-05-17 05:34:51 AM  
Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.
 
2013-05-17 05:36:24 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


You like.... you know a dealer with debit man?
 
2013-05-17 05:52:26 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


I haven't used a credit card in 3-4 years except to buy plane tickets. Most of the world's population doesn't live in America.
 
2013-05-17 05:52:45 AM  

lumiere: They should have gone CSIRO; those things are almost IMPOSSIBLE to fake...

[pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]


In other news, Australia's version of Monopoly is positively epic.
 
2013-05-17 06:03:46 AM  
That's loonie! They should mountie an investigation.
 
2013-05-17 06:06:44 AM  

blipponaut: Most of the world's population doesn't live in America.


Most of Canada's population however does live in North America.
 
2013-05-17 06:12:18 AM  
Does this mean that Dudley-Do-Right is not on the 100 dollar note?
 
2013-05-17 06:21:11 AM  
Stupid bills don't fold properly, are slippery.
WPP
 
2013-05-17 06:32:57 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


the corner convenience store near me prefers cash, as does the laundromat...

/ under 60
// ...but probably poorer than most FARKERS, esp. the professional IT people...
 
2013-05-17 06:39:49 AM  

lumiere: They should have gone CSIRO; those things are almost IMPOSSIBLE to fake...

[pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]


I was under the impression that the CSIRO loaned their expertise to the Canadians when the notes were being developed, but I could be mistaken.

While working in a supermarket (Australia) I've been counting money in the registers and found one or two fake notes; simple paper print-offs, with no little see through window. If the cashier isn't paying attention the fake note only really has to be the right color.
 
2013-05-17 06:58:00 AM  
*it's
 
2013-05-17 06:58:24 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


Know how I know you are a Goody Two Shoes?
 
2013-05-17 07:02:55 AM  
I heard there is an issue or was an issue that the polymer they picked had a low melting temp so if you left the cash on your dashboard for what ever reason, on a nice summer day it would melt / deform.
 
2013-05-17 07:04:05 AM  

blipponaut: Most of the world's population doesn't live in America.


No, but most Canadians do.
 
2013-05-17 07:04:34 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


Most people under 60 still pay often with cash.
 
2013-05-17 07:05:10 AM  

EngineerAU: Most of Canada's population however does live in North America.


I should really read the rest of the thread before opening my yap.
 
2013-05-17 07:10:46 AM  

blipponaut: filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.

I haven't used a credit card in 3-4 years except to buy plane tickets. Most of the world's population doesn't live in America.


Most of Fark's population doesn't live in Third World countries afraid of technology.
 
2013-05-17 07:17:33 AM  
Nice try, Canada. Just go back to bartering with maple syrup.
 
2013-05-17 07:20:07 AM  
I really liked how the old ones you could hold them up and see hidden images in them. While the new ones have something similar, the light source has to be immediately behind the note to see anything.
 
2013-05-17 07:26:40 AM  
Perfection has only been achieved once in all of human history, with the invention of bacon. All other claims are invalid.
 
2013-05-17 07:28:36 AM  

RubberBabyBuggyBumpers: filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.

Most people under 60 still pay often with cash.


Count my wife and I as "under 60" and "rarely use cash".  We pay everything with a credit card then pay off the card at the end of the month.  If I end up through some series of events to have some cash in my wallet, I'll end up wasting it here and there on nothing/useless shiat.  I've personally found that if I don't have cash, I won't waste money.  Of course, YMMV.
 
2013-05-17 07:29:26 AM  
www.inspire21.com

Can't ever go wrong using on of these.
 
2013-05-17 07:55:34 AM  

iggyskuz: I heard there is an issue or was an issue that the polymer they picked had a low melting temp so if you left the cash on your dashboard for what ever reason, on a nice summer day it would melt / deform.


So..... I shouldn't leave all my cash on the dashboard? Now where am I going to put it?
 
2013-05-17 07:57:39 AM  
My guess is it's the Chinese gangs. You can't make the bills on a standard printer or a photocopier. It's impossible. You'd need an intaglio printing press and a carved set of plates. You couldn't use old bills that have been bleached and reprinted, because of the transparent window and the hologram. You'd need big bucks to get this off the ground. It's drug dealers or the Chinese gangs. Again.
 
2013-05-17 08:12:29 AM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: Stupid bills don't fold properly, are slippery.
WPP


This. They look pretty but you can't fold them unless you crease the shiat out of them and you can't count them quickly.
 
2013-05-17 08:23:23 AM  

iggyskuz: I heard there is an issue or was an issue that the polymer they picked had a low melting temp so if you left the cash on your dashboard for what ever reason, on a nice summer day it would melt / deform.


What??? Great. Where the hell am I supposed to keep my cash if I can't tape it to my car's dashboard? Whar????
 
2013-05-17 08:30:14 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


I use cash for high fraud risk transactions, especially restaurants and fast food drive through's, where the card leaves your sight.
 
2013-05-17 08:34:19 AM  

WhippingBoy: iggyskuz: I heard there is an issue or was an issue that the polymer they picked had a low melting temp so if you left the cash on your dashboard for what ever reason, on a nice summer day it would melt / deform.

What??? Great. Where the hell am I supposed to keep my cash if I can't tape it to my car's dashboard? Whar????


Hide it in a pouch next to the engine block... no one will think of looking there.
 
2013-05-17 08:39:52 AM  

gopher321: lumiere: They should have gone CSIRO; those things are almost IMPOSSIBLE to fake...

[pbs.twimg.com image 768x1024]

Those are obviously fake. I don't see Paul Hogan on ANY of those.


i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-17 08:45:50 AM  

Jumpedthefark: filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.

Know how I know you are a Goody Two Shoes?


maybe he only buys from silk road
 
2013-05-17 08:49:14 AM  

indarwinsshadow: My guess is it's the Chinese gangs. You can't make the bills on a standard printer or a photocopier. It's impossible. You'd need an intaglio printing press and a carved set of plates. You couldn't use old bills that have been bleached and reprinted, because of the transparent window and the hologram. You'd need big bucks to get this off the ground. It's drug dealers or the Chinese gangs. Again.


The same thing has been said about the new versions of US currency but most counterfeits are some idiot copying bills on a photocopier and distressing them(crumpling them up) to try to hide the poor quality of the forgery. The bills are still pretty obviously fake but you'd be surprised how often people don't notice the difference.
 
2013-05-17 08:53:12 AM  

illannoyin: Yeah, I remember back when they said the Euro was going to be much harder to counterfeit. A week later these started showing up...

NSFW

NSFW

NSFW


CSB:  Prior to a trip last year, I ordered up several hundred Euros from my bank...no problem.  When we returned, I had about the same amount left, so I took them back to the same bank.  They went over every note with a fine-toothed comb...well, a loupe, actually.
 
2013-05-17 08:55:09 AM  

D135: Jumpedthefark: filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.

Know how I know you are a Goody Two Shoes?

maybe he only buys from silk road


Maybe he hasn't had his credit card hacked one too many times yet.
 
2013-05-17 09:06:23 AM  
Here I thought every teller was sniffing them to tell you that they smell like maple syrup.

/except the ones that smell like ass
 
2013-05-17 09:14:35 AM  

WhippingBoy: iggyskuz: I heard there is an issue or was an issue that the polymer they picked had a low melting temp so if you left the cash on your dashboard for what ever reason, on a nice summer day it would melt / deform.

What??? Great. Where the hell am I supposed to keep my cash if I can't tape it to my car's dashboard? Whar????


i will gladly hang on to it for you
 
2013-05-17 09:26:48 AM  

Voiceofreason01: indarwinsshadow: My guess is it's the Chinese gangs. You can't make the bills on a standard printer or a photocopier. It's impossible. You'd need an intaglio printing press and a carved set of plates. You couldn't use old bills that have been bleached and reprinted, because of the transparent window and the hologram. You'd need big bucks to get this off the ground. It's drug dealers or the Chinese gangs. Again.

The same thing has been said about the new versions of US currency but most counterfeits are some idiot copying bills on a photocopier and distressing them(crumpling them up) to try to hide the poor quality of the forgery. The bills are still pretty obviously fake but you'd be surprised how often people don't notice the difference.


You can't bleach the modern bills. They're plastic. They don't bleach. There's no way to photocopy them because photocopiers won't copy money (at least the one's I've experimented with). Again, not claiming anything but if there's fake money based on the new bills, then it's someone higher up the food chain doing this. Someone with (real) money.
 
2013-05-17 09:43:10 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


Germans.

Aldi.
 
2013-05-17 09:52:49 AM  

filter: Who uses cash these days? If you are under 60 yrs old and paying with cash, I would be skeptical.


On a related note, all the fees of using credit cards are on the seller. He has to pay 3% transaction fees. The buyer sees none of the fees but using credit cards increases the price of everything. That's why store cards have discounts on them for using them.

Also, all the income from credit cards are reported to the IRS. Your local restaurant prefers cash since it's not logged.

Also, all the credit card transactions are stored for eternity, heavily data mined and sold to anyone. The government and police also has access to them with a simple court order.
 
2013-05-17 11:43:20 AM  
The thing that annoys me is that they've gone from engraved scenes on the backs of the bills to photographic images. It looks weird to see photographs on a bill.

/ And really, why do we need to try and play up our space exploration and passenger rail systems? Our space program is an afterthought and our (current) rail system is a joke. Put in that scene of driving the last spike on the CN railway or something, not some VIA train.
// Plus, it's so impersonal. The last series with the hockey and the native sculpture at least reflected Canadian culture, not some brochure-version of our achievements.
 
2013-05-17 11:49:11 AM  

TeamEd: The thing that annoys me is that they've gone from engraved scenes on the backs of the bills to photographic images. It looks weird to see photographs on a bill.

/ And really, why do we need to try and play up our space exploration and passenger rail systems? Our space program is an afterthought and our (current) rail system is a joke. Put in that scene of driving the last spike on the CN railway or something, not some VIA train.
// Plus, it's so impersonal. The last series with the hockey and the native sculpture at least reflected Canadian culture, not some brochure-version of our achievements.


The new:
asset1.cbsistatic.com

The Old:
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-17 11:53:15 AM  
The New:
25.media.tumblr.com

The Old:
www.cbc.ca

The others from the old series:
farm6.static.flickr.com

farm6.static.flickr.com

/ Oh man, I love that old series.
 
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