Fake 300, 600, and 1,000 Euro Notes Passed as Real
They're deliberately fake, made in Germany for a promotion. But they're being passed as real:
Cologne newsagent Bernd Friedhelm, 33, accepted one of the fake 600 euro notes from an unknown customer who bought two cartons of cigarettes and walked off with 534 euros in change.
Friedhelm said: "He told me it was a new type of note and I just figured I hadn't seen one before."
This is why security is so hard: people.
Posted on March 21, 2006 at 6:47 AM • 59 Comments