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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 22, May 28, 2006, Article 25

TOKYO FIRM MAKES BIG BUCKS

In a new twist on counterfeit detection, a firm in Tokyo is making
immense replicas of currency:

"In a new bid to detect counterfeit dollars from North Korea, a
Tokyo company is enlarging bills 400 times and spreading them on
the ground, where experts get down on their knees and examine the
notes through magnifying glasses.

"The only clues we can get are by finding marks made by the
counterfeiters so that they can distinguish between the real and
the fake notes for themselves," said Yoshihide Matsumura, the
president of the company.

"Everything is the same as the real ones, including the ink,
quality of paper and a printing machine used to make it," he
said."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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