Information up-to-date as of April 24, 2019.
When it comes to assessing your risk of identity theft and fraud, being digitally compromised in a major, headline-news-style data breach is not your only threat.
Media stories focus on huge data breaches such as the Equifax data loss in 2017 which compromised more than 140 million Americans’ personal data. In fact, data theft reached record levels in 2017, with over 1,500 reported incidents of hacking that exposed around 180 million records.
Several weeks ago, we began getting calls from a few clients asking us whether specific versions of MasterCard payment cards had omitted the use of the UV security feature on their card-stock. After receiving maybe half a dozen of these calls, we began trying to learn more about this.
The introduction of counterfeit money into circulation can cause the currency to inflate - i.e., the value of that currency drops – and if the currency inflates enough, the country’s economy can collapse. The effects of artificially adding (counterfeit) currency into circulation have been taken advantage of by many nations in order to conduct warfare on an economic level – in a sense, it can cause more damage than actual, physical warfare can.
There have been many instances throughout history in which counterfeit money was used as an economic weapon; recently, counterfeit Yemenni banknotes were used in such a manner. Read on to learn about several instances - including this recent counterfeit Yemeni money incident - in which counterfeit money was used in an attempt to bring about devastating economic consequences.
Topics: counterfeit money