A few days ago, I typed the words “Washed $100 Bill” into Google News, and below is the first page of results. There were counterfeit money stories in newspapers and other publications from all around the U.S. In fact, in December, alone, through 16 days, there were 37 separate news stories on the topic featuring the words “wash” and “$100”.
In an interesting Nov 25th article in Time Magazine, author Lucien Chauvin describes how Peru has become the leading supplier of counterfeit currency in the world.
For years, fraudsters have been efficiently producing credible counterfeit money using nothing more than over the counter materials and basic home-publishing equipment.