JTWood wrote:Tavish wrote:The money orders are... typically counterfeit.
Nice to know our money orders can be so easily forged.
Its not that hard to believe. In many cases the counterfeits don't even have to be all that good to fool the victim, they just have to be good enough to make a trusting fool believe they are real. Most people have no sort of training on how to detect a forgery so they simply assume they are worth the value printed. The really good ones will even fool a bank employee who has countless hours of instructions on how to spot a fake money order or check.
A little older article on the blooming money order forging industry, but most of it is still relevant.