Anorak News | Man Arrested In Fake $1 Million Bills Scam

Man Arrested In Fake $1 Million Bills Scam

by | 30th, August 2010

IN Abu Dhabi, a man has being trying to get change for his $1m note. He’s sent a woman into the UAE Central Bank.

Abu Dhabi has more money than sense (see Manchester City squad), and the man is banking on changing his note for smaller bills and coins. He tells the woman that the note is commonplace in world currency markets.

He tells her he will take just 30per cent of the face value. She agrees.

But the note is a fake. The 44-year-old suspect, from the Ivory Coast named by police only as AB, is arrested.

The note turns out to be slip of paper issued by the US-based World’s Millionaires Club. Members of the club get the paper as a souvenir for selected members.

Col Dr Rashid Mohammed Bursheed, a local copper, explains what then happened:

“The suspect claimed that he was not aware that the notes do not have any value and that he is a mere mediator for a diamond trader from Belgium who asked him to exchange the notes in exchange of money. He also said the diamond trader was supposed to send him 154 additional notes from the same category.”

Meanwhile, in Zimbabwe

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