If you’ve ever been curious about counterfeiting this infographic examining the Real Price of Counterfeit Money will provide some answers to your questions. The sheer scale of counterfeiting operations around the globe is truly mind boggling, as is the long history of this corrupt trade. Stretching from as far back as the American Civil War right up to the present day, dealing in dubious dollars seems to be a perennial criminal activity. A veritable rogues’ gallery of history’s key counterfeiters introduces us to some of the faces behind the scams.
We should perhaps breathe a sigh of relief viewing the diagram depicting the numerous countermeasures put in place to trip the counterfeiters up, but a look at the number of arrests made in the US alone for counterfeiting from 2007-11 suggests the criminals are far from deterred. Reading like a bank manager’s nightmare, this excellent infographic tells a shocking story. Read on and take note.
Infographic by IronFX