How to Make Fake Bills Look Real
In this excerpt from 'Lima's Fake Dollars,' VICE News meets a counterfeiter who goes through the finishing techniques used to make forged $20 dollar bills look believable.
Arrested Ringleader Nets Police $32 Million of Fake Bills
In this extra scene from 'Lima's Fake Dollars,' VICE News meets the ringleader of a counterfeit bill operation who was arrested along with more than 100 million forged Peruvian soles, worth $32 million.
The Counterfeiting Missionary and the Fake Pittsburgh Playboy
In 2013, a counterfeit $100 bill was used at a Pennsylvania coffee shop. It would lead the Secret Service from the Pittsburgh society pages to the dark net — and finally to a Texan ex-missionary living in Uganda.
Checking Out Istanbul's Knockoff Marketplace While It Lasts
As Turkey's relationship with the European Union becomes tighter, adopting its copyright standards is nearly a foregone conclusion. For now, knockoff peddlers are able to do their business more or less in the open, dealing mostly to European tourists.