USA Today Notices That People Have Scanners And Printers

from the will-you-look-at-that! dept

I remember reading stories more than a decade ago about how cheap, but high quality, scanners and printers were making it easier than ever for anyone to create counterfeit money. So, it’s not clear at all why USA Today suddenly thinks it’s newsworthy that the same thing is true today. Nothing has really changed. In fact, buried in the article (between anecdotes concerning what a large and growing problem this is) is the stat that “the amount of fake cash produced, seized and passed has remained stable in recent years.” So, basically, nothing at all has changed? Yet, despite that, the rest of the story makes it sound like this is a rapidly growing problem, citing a few anecdotes to suggest that this has taken off recently due to technology that has been cheap and available for years.

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gungla says:

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Reading USA Today for ‘news’ is like eat at McDonald’s for good beef.
Come on, Mike. USA Today’s purpose in life is to fill the ‘news hole’ with advertisements, and pointless simple stories which their readership can read and comprehend. Isn’t USA Today written for a very low grade-school reading level?

DGK12 says:

New Scanner Technology

One could say that they do this just to remind people… but personally I think the title sticks.

What we used to call News has been on the decline for years, and has been replaced with repetitive garble being recycled for the next generation (which is lucky to even know how to read), but thats assuming they do read. And thats assuming too much.

Vajzovic Safet says:


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

ich habe ein System (WMO) entwickelt mit dem man Geldscheine auf die Echtheit prüfen kann, und somit Kriminal bezogen auf das Bargeld, Falschgeld auf Minimum, fast Null, reduzieren kann. Hiermit möchte ich Sie höflich fragen ob Sie für so eine Erfindung Interesse haben und ob Sie veranlaßen können das sich die zuständige Läute mit mir in Verbindung setzen.


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