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Watch out for fake US Bonds

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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 35,078 Mod ✭✭✭✭AlmightyCushion


    The name's Bond. Fake US Treasury Bond.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    6 trillion this couldn't be right, they would have done some serious damage to the world economy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,317 ✭✭✭✭Birneybau


    Will do, best invest my trillions more carefully.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,102 ✭✭✭Stinicker


    44leto wrote: »
    6 trillion this couldn't be right, they would have done some serious damage to the world economy.

    Ugandan Dollars, about €17.54,

    Sincerely,
    George Agdgdgwngo


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 11,139 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mr. Manager


    Shady Italians. . .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,992 ✭✭✭✭partyatmygaff


    Close call, I was just about to buy one for a tenner off Gumtree.

    Thanks for the heads up.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,084 ✭✭✭oppenheimer1


    44leto wrote: »
    6 trillion this couldn't be right, they would have done some serious damage to the world economy.

    Each bond in the photo is a billion, they would only need 6000 sheets of paper for 6 trillion.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,704 ✭✭✭squod


    These guys were going to pass off $6 trillion in fake US Bonds, half of the US public debt. Not sure how they thought they could get away with it.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-17/italy-police-seize-6-trillion-of-fake-u-s-treasury-bonds-in-switzerland.html

    We just get offered cheapo Nikes down my way. Some bleedin' pub you go to........


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 190 ✭✭Dr. Manhattan


    Great way for the US to cancel its debts - sell bonds, wait a few decades, seize them, declare them fakes with no independent examination, billions "saved". Great scam.


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,220 ✭✭✭✭biko


    The criminals are arrested and the bonds in custody.
    No regular people uses bonds in real life.
    What's there to watch out for?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,137 ✭✭✭44leto


    biko wrote: »
    The criminals are arrested and the bonds in custody.
    No regular people uses bonds in real life.
    What's there to watch out for?

    Banks and pension funds if they bought enough of them, they go broke a lot of people lose their saving or pensions.

    I think it was more a warning to them that this fraud may exist.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,102 ✭✭✭Stinicker


    Trillon Dollar Bill ftw! to Castro we must go, Smither's you can pilot the spruce goose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,072 ✭✭✭✭ejmaztec


    They're probably better value than the real Greek ones.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,317 ✭✭✭✭Birneybau


    Stinicker wrote: »
    Trillon Dollar Bill ftw! to Castro we must go, Smither's you can pilot the spruce goose.

    "Here Trilly Trilly"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭Gran Hermano


    Fake American Blonds...


    Go back to your roots


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