A local man surnamed Guo withdrew 3,000 yuan from an ATM in Minhang district, Shanghai, only to get them turned down at a restaurant as counterfeits. His bank has refused to replace the bills, but a police investigation is underway to locate the fake notes’ source.
Considering China’s surplus of fake phones, food, and wine, fake bills are comparitively rare. Aside from the occasional epic-bust (see: 1 billion fake RMB found in 2009) and complete asshole (the man this February who donated 100 fake RMB to a charity) counterfeit money doesn’t often make the headlines, and woe unto those caught copying the CCP’s cash.
Guo’s case is still under investigation, and his bank has been working with police to examine surveillance footage from the ATM visit.
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