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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2005, 10:46:15 pm »

And another one, fake Journey 2001 $10 with prefix SHB, spotted at Ottawa airport. This one had wrong font as well.

I usually spend 20 dollar bills even for small purchases and receive a few 5's and 10's in change every week. Over last 2 years I've been given 4 fake 10's in change, and no fake 5's. I wonder if fake 5's will soon surface, now that most of older style 10's are gone.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2005, 04:59:16 am »

Got 7 fake Journey $5 bills at work last week- all in the same day!

They are out there!

This is in Victoria, BC

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2005, 06:22:49 pm »

What were the characteristics?
Please let us know so we can be aware.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2005, 10:24:27 pm »

The notes actually looked fairly good- the big tip-off was that each note was about 1mm shorter and 2mm less wide than the normal notes, and the security fibres looked a little off. We find them with a counterfeit detector that tests the paper itself, not watermarks and embedded fibres...  If I get another one, I will see if I can buy it off the person and post a scan here.

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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2005, 11:22:14 pm »

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The notes actually looked fairly good- the big tip-off was that each note was about 1mm shorter and 2mm less wide than the normal notes, and the security fibres looked a little off. We find them with a counterfeit detector that tests the paper itself, not watermarks and embedded fibres...  If I get another one, I will see if I can buy it off the person and post a scan here.

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Do you know what the prefixes were?
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2005, 11:24:49 pm »

And did the color wear off? place the bill face down on regular paper, and dig a little bit of fingernail into the shoulder part of Laurier-then drag it-- the blue SHOULD rub off it it is real.

Font?  Same or different?
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2005, 02:53:41 am »

Didn't get much of a chance to play with them- people took them and stormed off in a huff. I was told that four of the seven came straight from a bank! The font on the one I got a decent look at was slightly different, a bit larger and (I think) lighter. I am going to leave some money at work and ask my co-workers to offer to buy one for face value and set it aside for me, so I can scan and post it here.

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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2005, 04:02:41 am »

Fenian what is it that you do? you seem to see a lot of fakes.

anyone know of prov/city statistics for fakes

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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2005, 10:11:16 pm »

I work as a cashier in a fairly busy store... As I said, we run each bill through a detection machine, regardless of denomination. The cluster I got could have been as a result of one person locally. What I would like to know is how many people actually check $5 bills? There could be more out there than we think, since we are the only store I know of in Victoria who rountinely check all five dollar bills...

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