18 Feb '12, 5am

Fake cash from China ATM? More likely your money's been switched

Fake cash from China ATM? More likely your money's been switched

By Chew V'Ming AsiaOne Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 When you make a withdrawal at an ATM, the last thing you expect to get would be counterfeit notes. This was apparently what PR professional Ann Chen got saddled with at an ATM in a Shanghai airport yesterday (Feb 17). However, Chen is more likely the victim of a crafty 'switch' scam. The 30-year-old, who has been working in China for the past two years, withdrew 1,000RMB from a machine located between gates 46 and 48 at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport airport. The ATM is operated by a commercial bank headquartered in Shanghai. Chen only realised that her 100RMB notes were bogus when she tried to pay for train tickets in Guangzhou, in the final stage of her trip from Shanghai to Hong Kong. The cabby who took her to the Guangzhou train station had claimed that her 100RMB note was fake and asked to examine her other no...

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