Thursday, February 05, 2004

False 100 euro notes for retailers and false credit-cards for air line companies

Today it was announced that the number of Euro falsifications in the Netherlands is now bigger than the number of Guilder Note falsifications. The Council of Dutch Retailers (Raad Nederlandse Detailhandel) has thus decided to develop a sticker that can be used at the counter to tell customers the the 100-Euro note will not be accepted any more.

Meanwhile, air line companies (notably KLM) face an increasing number of fraudulant credit-card transactions. Flights to Afrika or Latin America that leave shortly are more often being paid with falsified cards or card numbers. Some of the tickets that are being ordered are then sold cheaply via The buyers of these tickets however may never be able to travel as air line companies are now checking the validity of payments (and sometimes withdraw the e-ticket).