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(WTVR)   "While the counterfeit bills appear to be $100 U.S. currency, they have Chinese writing on them that indicates 'Practice Voucher - Not for Circulation' on both sides." Hey, wait, that looks just like like my tattoo   ( wtvr.com) divider line
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2018-05-16 09:40:20 PM  
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2018-05-16 09:43:47 PM  
So it was someone practicing to be a counterfeiter, producing practice runs that weren't actually counterfeit and they said so right in plain view. Isn't the definition of a counterfeit that it's produced in a way to be as indistinguishable from the real thing as possible, and that printed Chinese characters on it disqualifies it from being counterfeit? Gray area, which is what the printers were going for I assume.
 
2018-05-16 09:45:17 PM  
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2018-05-16 09:50:11 PM  
The local PD put out a notice about some of these going around. It's even more dumb than people taking the "for motion picture use only" bills since there's BIG RED CHINESE WRITING on them.
 
2018-05-16 09:50:32 PM  
Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?
 
2018-05-16 09:53:35 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


Teenagers tryna be tough 'n shiat, passin' cheddar like it's...um...I ran out of slang. Someone? Anyone?
 
2018-05-16 09:55:11 PM  
It could be that the couple were given the bills by someone else or even an ATM and didn't know they weren't real, spending them in good faith. You find odd things stamped or written on paper money quite often, and not very many Americans can read Chinese. (Good thing they didn't try to use one in a Chinese restaurant, huh?) If that's the case they should lawyer up if they can and come forward instead of waiting to be caught, assuming there's enough publicity about this in the news that they find out they're wanted.
 
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2018-05-16 09:57:20 PM  
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2018-05-16 09:57:33 PM  
If the couple was smart, they'd call the police themselves and apologize because "it came in a stack from the bank so we thought it was good".
 
2018-05-16 09:58:30 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


People that don't like debit cards, but understand how obnoxious it is to hold up a line writing a check.

It also feels more "real" actually spending cash vs. a card. People without a lot of money and trying to manage it might have a stack of cash in their bank envelope or wallet, with slips of paper between the different amounts for gas, groceries, prescriptions, etc.
 
2018-05-16 09:59:15 PM  
Dat high-rez security video...

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2018-05-16 09:59:51 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


People who aren't poor?
 
2018-05-16 10:03:39 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


Me.  I keep a C note on my person at all times just in case for emergencies, inside my cell phone case.
 
2018-05-16 10:04:54 PM  
So how did the practice go? Is this considered a success?
 
2018-05-16 10:07:02 PM  

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The difference is those aren't Chinese counterfeits of western currency.  They are real silver dollars with "chop marks" either to keep track of the coinage or to make sure they are dealing with actual silver and not lead fakes.
 
2018-05-16 10:07:21 PM  

jtown: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

People who aren't poor?


Edgy. I bet you're really rich.
 
2018-05-16 10:12:01 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


The Underworld, man.

the underworld....
 
2018-05-16 10:13:54 PM  
The Simpsons-Phony Pope
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2018-05-16 10:14:40 PM  

jtown: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

People who aren't poor?


Can Confirm, am poor and don't carry a $100 bill on me.

I DO keep a roll of Quarters stuffed up my ass; but that's for unrelated reasons.
 
2018-05-16 10:17:46 PM  

Ulysses_North: jtown: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

People who aren't poor?

Can Confirm, am poor and don't carry a $100 bill on me.

I DO keep a roll of Quarters stuffed up my ass; but that's for unrelated reasons.


Yeah, with inflation it's just not worth carrying around all those ass pennies.
 
2018-05-16 10:18:11 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.
 
2018-05-16 10:19:01 PM  

Vorral: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Teenagers tryna be tough 'n shiat, passin' cheddar like it's...um...I ran out of slang. Someone? Anyone?


I thought real teenage gangstas were broke.

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2018-05-16 10:21:08 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: If the couple was smart, they'd call the police themselves and apologize because "it came in a stack from the bank so we thought it was good".


And then be prepared to have a lengthy chat with a Secret Service agent as to exactly which bank on what time on what day and how did you get the bills? (Cashing in 60 lbs of quarters, cashing a check, what kind of check, your own account, your paycheck?)  They have a lot of ways to drill the transaction down to the exact moment if you're going to give them that story and believe me, they will be interested in tracking it back to the source. They'll want all the specifics so they don't have to waste time running through security footage.

Back in the 90's (accountant/office manager at a marina) I ended up with a visit from a Secret Service agent inquiring as to a fake $100 bill I had deposited as part of the company's bank deposit. One of our regular customers had given it to our service department for a boat repair - the only one paying in cash that day.  The customer was rather displeased with me for naming him as the source (I don't think he was prosecuted though) but my bookkeepers told me to keep on the lookout for more counterfeit cash, that agent was cute and they wanted another visit.
 
2018-05-16 10:21:56 PM  

captjc: Vorral: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Teenagers tryna be tough 'n shiat, passin' cheddar like it's...um...I ran out of slang. Someone? Anyone?

I thought real teenage gangstas were broke.

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2018-05-16 10:23:24 PM  

Ulysses_North: jtown: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

People who aren't poor?

Can Confirm, am poor and don't carry a $100 bill on me.

I DO keep a roll of Quarters stuffed up my ass; but that's for unrelated reasons.


Still trying to bribe that gerbil?
 
2018-05-16 10:24:41 PM  

captjc: Vorral: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Teenagers tryna be tough 'n shiat, passin' cheddar like it's...um...I ran out of slang. Someone? Anyone?

I thought real teenage gangstas were broke.

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2018-05-16 10:27:03 PM  
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Seems legit.
 
2018-05-16 10:30:29 PM  

phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.


Really? Granted, I rarely pull out anything more than $60 at any given time but last time I tried pulling out more than a hundred (I think it was $200) it sounded audibly-loud alarm and told me that my card would be deactivated until I saw an actual teller to reactivate it. This was using the ATM outside of the bank. Scared the hell out of me. I half expected a cop to show up and beat my ass for the crime of trying to use the ATM. Since then, If I needed to take out more than a hundred, I did it as two separate transactions.
 
2018-05-16 10:31:52 PM  

Crackpipe: So it was someone practicing to be a counterfeiter, producing practice runs that weren't actually counterfeit and they said so right in plain view. Isn't the definition of a counterfeit that it's produced in a way to be as indistinguishable from the real thing as possible, and that printed Chinese characters on it disqualifies it from being counterfeit? Gray area, which is what the printers were going for I assume.


I believe they are bills that are meant to be used to teach Chinese people how to recognize and count American money before they come to the United States, or at least were copied from such bills.  How these people got a hold of them...either they ordered them off the internet, or some Chinese guy swindled them.
 
2018-05-16 10:34:13 PM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


EBT card holders.
 
2018-05-16 10:43:32 PM  

winedrinkingman: Crackpipe: So it was someone practicing to be a counterfeiter, producing practice runs that weren't actually counterfeit and they said so right in plain view. Isn't the definition of a counterfeit that it's produced in a way to be as indistinguishable from the real thing as possible, and that printed Chinese characters on it disqualifies it from being counterfeit? Gray area, which is what the printers were going for I assume.

I believe they are bills that are meant to be used to teach Chinese people how to recognize and count American money before they come to the United States, or at least were copied from such bills.  How these people got a hold of them...either they ordered them off the internet, or some Chinese guy swindled them.


Hey stop coming in here thread shiating with rational and reasonable conclusions instead of wild speculation
 
2018-05-16 10:50:58 PM  

phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.


Maybe in Vegas. I've never used an ATM that dispensed $100 bills.
And the last time I used an ATM was probably 6 or 8 months ago.
 
2018-05-16 10:53:57 PM  

abhorrent1: phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.

Maybe in Vegas. I've never used an ATM that dispensed $100 bills.
And the last time I used an ATM was probably 6 or 8 months ago.


Ask for more than 100 and it usually gives out one or two Benjamin's and then twentys, at most bank atms.
 
2018-05-16 10:57:56 PM  

abhorrent1: phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.

Maybe in Vegas. I've never used an ATM that dispensed $100 bills.
And the last time I used an ATM was probably 6 or 8 months ago.


Yeah, I've never received $100 bills from an ATM except at a casino.  Even when withdrawing $200-300, it comes out in 20s.
 
2018-05-16 11:01:17 PM  
I have to say atms are better than going in the bank. But when you want a few hundred bucks to buy something off craigslist or such that needs cash, it sucks when it spits out a pile of fives instead of 20s or hundreds.
 
2018-05-16 11:04:07 PM  

secondpsych: abhorrent1: phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.

Maybe in Vegas. I've never used an ATM that dispensed $100 bills.
And the last time I used an ATM was probably 6 or 8 months ago.

Ask for more than 100 and it usually gives out one or two Benjamin's and then twentys, at most bank atms.


Well I've never seen it. It's been a while but I've taken out multiple hundreds from ATMs in the past and it's always been 20's.
 
2018-05-16 11:05:22 PM  
According to any tipping thread here, hundred dollar bills are used exclusively by Farkers when they tip, even for $7 carry out orders.
 
2018-05-16 11:12:24 PM  

phishrace: Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.


I use credit cards as a substitute for cash.  I get cash once or twice a month out of an ATM to cover small incidentals and I don't think I've ever seen one in the Boston area (where I live) that gave out bills over $20.  I'm told that some ATMs in the NYC area give out $20s and $50s.  When I used ATMs in Amsterdam they gave out €20,- and €50,- notes.
 
2018-05-16 11:22:33 PM  

abhorrent1: secondpsych: abhorrent1: phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.

Maybe in Vegas. I've never used an ATM that dispensed $100 bills.
And the last time I used an ATM was probably 6 or 8 months ago.

Ask for more than 100 and it usually gives out one or two Benjamin's and then twentys, at most bank atms.

Well I've never seen it. It's been a while but I've taken out multiple hundreds from ATMs in the past and it's always been 20's.


Chase banks in my area have them. YMMV.
 
2018-05-16 11:26:47 PM  

geekbikerskum: phishrace: Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.

I use credit cards as a substitute for cash.  I get cash once or twice a month out of an ATM to cover small incidentals and I don't think I've ever seen one in the Boston area (where I live) that gave out bills over $20.  I'm told that some ATMs in the NYC area give out $20s and $50s.  When I used ATMs in Amsterdam they gave out €20,- and €50,- notes.


I use my debit card for everything. I'll take out some cash if I'm going out to a bar for tipping or a festival where they don't don't cards or something but otherwise it's my card.

I bought a $1.29 pack of gum at walgreens with my card the other day. And before someone derps about the fees, I don't care. If you don't want to pay the fees, don't accept cards.
 
2018-05-17 12:03:00 AM  
I've seen these bills here in New Orleans about a year ago.  From what I've found out they aren't meant to even be in the United States and are used in China for currency education
 
2018-05-17 12:09:52 AM  

abhorrent1: secondpsych: abhorrent1: phishrace: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

Have you used an ATM in the last five years? Because that's what mostly comes out of them these days.

Maybe in Vegas. I've never used an ATM that dispensed $100 bills.
And the last time I used an ATM was probably 6 or 8 months ago.

Ask for more than 100 and it usually gives out one or two Benjamin's and then twentys, at most bank atms.

Well I've never seen it. It's been a while but I've taken out multiple hundreds from ATMs in the past and it's always been 20's.


here near me there are 2 atms that dispense $100 bills and they are both outside banks.  2 different banks but they are the banks machines.  All the other ones only dispense $20 bills.
 
2018-05-17 12:18:09 AM  

abhorrent1: I use my debit card for everything. I'll take out some cash if I'm going out to a bar for tipping or a festival where they don't don't cards or something but otherwise it's my card.

I bought a $1.29 pack of gum at walgreens with my card the other day. And before someone derps about the fees, I don't care. If you don't want to pay the fees, don't accept cards.


I still have a mental barrier on using cards for things like a pack of gum.  I'm old and started using cards when a $10 or $20 minimum purchase was the rule.

I use a credit card rather than a debit card mostly because IMO it's easier to dispute a charge and not pay the bill than to try to get money returned to my checking account, but YMMV.  I've had to dispute one or two fraudulent charges in my time, fortunately nothing major.
 
2018-05-17 12:35:05 AM  

geekbikerskum: abhorrent1: I use my debit card for everything. I'll take out some cash if I'm going out to a bar for tipping or a festival where they don't don't cards or something but otherwise it's my card.

I bought a $1.29 pack of gum at walgreens with my card the other day. And before someone derps about the fees, I don't care. If you don't want to pay the fees, don't accept cards.

I still have a mental barrier on using cards for things like a pack of gum.  I'm old and started using cards when a $10 or $20 minimum purchase was the rule.


Minimums to use a card are against the merchant TOS that stores agree to when they accept cards.
You can file a complaint with visa, mastercard etc and the merchant can get their ability to accept that card taken away.

csb
I went to a hardware store about a mile from my house to get a a couple of copper elbows and some solder. They had a $10 minimum and wouldn't let buy my $6 of stuff with my card. I was frankly shocked. They actually told me they wouldn't sell me what I wanted to buy.

That hardware store went out of business about a year later. The building they were in is still empty.

/csb
 
2018-05-17 12:43:21 AM  

abhorrent1: Minimums to use a card are against the merchant TOS that stores agree to when they accept cards.
You can file a complaint with visa, mastercard etc and the merchant can get their ability to accept that card taken away.


I'm aware.  I'm just in the habit of using cash for small purchases, and I'm unlikely to change that unless I have to.
 
2018-05-17 02:04:39 AM  

Ulysses_North: jtown: abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?

People who aren't poor?

Can Confirm, am poor and don't carry a $100 bill on me.

I DO keep a roll of Quarters stuffed up my ass; but that's for unrelated reasons.


Go on...
 
2018-05-17 04:07:37 AM  
I have one of those fake $100s   Thinking of framing it.
 
2018-05-17 04:20:05 AM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


Two-wheelingTimmy has a bunch of neighbors that do in Humboldt County
 
2018-05-17 05:06:49 AM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


I have one behind my ID card in my wallet as a backup. As the old saying goes "Cash is King". Nobody turns down cash. Probably 95% of what I spend is not cash but it's nice to know that if their system is screwed up (and I have run up against that) that cash money will work.

CSB story: I went into a grocery store and bought about $15 in food. No big deal. Then their system went down for that register so I had to go to a different register where it went through. I was assured by the floor manager that the other charge would be voided. I got my bank statement a month later and I was double billed. $15 isn't enough to raise a stink over but I never went back to that store. They lost money in the long run. One does have to buy groceries anyway, but not by me.
 
2018-05-17 09:01:18 AM  

abhorrent1: Who the hell still carries and uses $100 bills?


Well, the strippers in the champagne room won't take credit cards, and a $100 bill impress them much more than five $20's, making negotiations much easier and less expensive in the long run.
 
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