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Old 16-12-2011, 12:28   #46
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Re: Cruising with money...

Maybe not . . .

I'm not sure about the laws, but if paper money copies were made to show they were obvious not real(such as indicating they were counterfeit) and maybe other things, then they might not be considered counterfeit and still appear, in a moment of thievery, criminals(especially those not familiar with American money), might actually think they had it made.

If they were too stupid to look at the money somewhat carefully(something I could imagine criminals not doing), then they might well suffer the consequences.

At what point does a facsimile become an illegal copy? For that matter, at what point does a facsimile become nothing more than good looking play money?
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Maybe not . . .

I'm not sure about the laws, but if paper money copies were made to show they were obvious not real(such as indicating they were counterfeit) and maybe other things, then they might not be considered counterfeit and still appear, in a moment of thievery, criminals(especially those not familiar with American money), might actually think they had it made.

If they were too stupid to look at the money somewhat carefully(something I could imagine criminals not doing), then they might well suffer the consequences.

At what point does a facsimile become an illegal copy? For that matter, at what point does a facsimile become nothing more than good looking play money?
We be talking some pretty dumass criminals...
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Old 16-12-2011, 23:09   #48
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Yes, except you could be busted for counterfeiting, too.

Now I try to imagine the sceanario...Theif in foreign country watches me leave my boat at night. Rows to my boat, ransacks my interior until he opens my coffee can and finds $2000 in $100 bills (Copied of course). Goes to the bank to exchange and gets busted with bad money. Now...what is likely to happen?...He tries to say 1) He found it. 2) Some pale face gave it to him for labor or some other lame excuse. 3) Some store gave it to him as change or 4) I was robbing a pale face and it was in a coffee can in his boat...hmmm...lets see...
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Now I try to imagine the sceanario...Theif in foreign country watches me leave my boat at night. Rows to my boat, ransacks my interior until he opens my coffee can and finds $2000 in $100 bills (Copied of course). Goes to the bank to exchange and gets busted with bad money. Now...what is likely to happen?...He tries to say 1) He found it. 2) Some pale face gave it to him for labor or some other lame excuse. 3) Some store gave it to him as change or 4) I was robbing a pale face and it was in a coffee can in his boat...hmmm...lets see...
Probably work well.........if the local currency was shiny beads

Anywhere else you go the locals probably (and criminals certainly) know full well what a USD bill looks and feels like - indeed, in places, they are even fussy about which genuine ones they accept

I really don't think that the slim chances of this "strategy" working is worth the risk of officialdom thinking you are a fraudster / counterfiiter........come to rob his countrymen .
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Oh well...I tried...
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Oh well...I tried...
Tried to cruise with money? That's the way it read if you just look at the title and post

Guess it would be interesting to read a story wen someone tried to cruise with money, but it didn't work out so they tried again winthout money.



Or are you talking about a past post?
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Re: Cruising with money...

So, if we all carry cash on the boat, what caliber speargun would be best to protect it?
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So, if we all carry cash on the boat, what caliber speargun would be best to protect it?
A tazzer and call it faulty wiring.
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I live in the Philippines. My bank is BOA, account is in US. I use the ATM card here occasionally. It's $15 per transaction plus conversion rate fee. I deposit a check to the local bank , takes 25 days to clear. Costs about $5 plus conversion rate fee. Buying stuff here in the stores with the card is the normal merchant fee( 1/2 % or some such ). I can't imagine traveling through micro/polynesia with 1800 different municipalities and the charges you would incur. I think cash is the only option if traveling a lot. Unless you don't care about the charges. Sorry, I can't help it, I do... call me cheap.
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