Forged CI$100 bank notes still in circulation

| 23/08/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has received five reports since June of people attempting to use counterfeit CI$100 notes across the islands. One report was made in Cayman Brac and the other four in Grand Cayman. The police are urging the public to remain on the lookout for forged notes that remain in circulation. At least four of the fake notes in these recent cases have the serial number D/1 292395, the same serial number as seen on previous counterfeit $100 notes.

The FCIU said that anyone who receives a counterfeit note or suspects one to be counterfeit should make note of the description of the person passing the note as well as any companions with them. Do not return the note if possible. Instead, initial and date the white border of the note, then tag the note with a copy of the transaction receipt and call the police.

For more information on how to ensure that bank notes are genuine, visit the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority website. Banks and commercial premises may also be in possession of forged currency report forms issued by the FCIU. If so, please obtain as much information as possible from the person passing the note and submit it on these forms, which can also be found here.


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  1. _||) says:

    A long time ago, in another jurisdiction, I was a dumb, young lad trying to get by in university and somehow found myself as head of a counterfeit op. Not to brag, but whoever is trying to pass these are doing a sloppy job. Side-note: I’m no longer involved in that biz for a good decade now.

    “So how the hell does a student make high-quality counterfeits?” We ordered them from a darknet site, same one that sold herb and fake IDs to get alcohol under 21, actually. Could get 20s for like $2 total a piece. Used bitcoin to remain anonymous.

    $100s were wayy too suspicious.. worked like 1/5 times. We used to get the local hobos to go by a hamburger or cigs with fake 20s then bring us the change. Win/win.. felt like Robin Hood actually. Billion-dollar corporations didn’t feel a dent while college students made a 10x profit, and homeless got to eat.

    Quite a gray-area story relevant to the topic that I thought you’d find interesting in the comments.

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    • Anonymous says:

      An act utilitarian could argue that many of Robin Hood’s actions were acceptable because compared to the gains by the poor “the victim’s loss is insignificant”.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Are the RCIPs able to figure out whether these fake notes appear in the lead up to local elections?

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  3. Jig is UP says:

    Wha bout Fake politicians is that not a crime ?? A lot suspect Deh !

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  4. Anonymous says:

    What’s more dangerous for Cayman – fake bank notes , or people pretending to be either competent or honest politicians.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Wait didn’t they catch the BT dude circulating fake $100 bills back in June of this year? Maybe he’s out on bail doing it again?

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I don’t recall ever seeing a real $100 note. None of the ATMs have ever spit one out for me.

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