Have you lost a ton of money on the stock market this week? Maybe it's time to invest in counterfeit currency. (That's not actual investment advice.)
With all the talk of bitcoin kidnapping and hackers stealing our credit card information, it's hard to believe that good old-fashioned counterfeiting is still a problem. And it's a BIG problem—in fact, this Big Crunch reporter was recently the victim of currency trickery.
I went to a laundry to pick up a bag of clothes and handed the cashier a crisp $10 bill—maybe a little too crisp. She took one look at it and handed it back saying, "It's fake."
I was in no mood for this and argued for a little while until it was clear she wasn't going to take it. Later, comparing it to other bills, I was blown away that the woman could identify the fraud with just a glance. Take a look. Can you tell which is fake? (See below for the answer.)