Monday, January 14, 2008

Mysterious $100 ‘supernote’ counterfeit bills appear across world

These “supernotes" are not just any fake bills, but a counterfeit so perfect it’s become an international whodunit. The only way to distinguish some of these bills, experts say, is to compare photographically blown-up sections with magnifying instruments. About $50 million of the mystery money has been seized since 1989. However North Korea is suspected. In the late 1990s, North Korean diplomats were caught passing supernotes in Asian capitals; diplomatic immunity prevents prosecution.

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