1993-10-20 - Re: Photocopying money

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From: “Robert J. Woodhead” <trebor@foretune.co.jp>
To: catalyst@netcom.com (Scott Collins)
Message Hash: f97000263c77722f0495788e788a733f0e1bd8abf1d95c2bd3373e6e96822964
Message ID: <9310200250.AA01843@dink.foretune.co.jp>
Reply To: <9310192316.AA26432@newton.apple.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-10-20 02:52:38 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Oct 93 19:52:38 PDT

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From: "Robert J. Woodhead" <trebor@foretune.co.jp>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 93 19:52:38 PDT
To: catalyst@netcom.com (Scott Collins)
Subject: Re: Photocopying money
In-Reply-To: <9310192316.AA26432@newton.apple.com>
Message-ID: <9310200250.AA01843@dink.foretune.co.jp>
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Scott writes:

>To my knowledge, vending machines don't do optical recognition. 

In Japan they do.  Some banks recently got scammed by people putting
photocopied Y10,000 ($100) bills into changers at the banks (getting
10 Y1,000 in return).  They've now done a ROM upgrade on the machines.

A cultural point: Japan is a very cash-oriented society, so nobody
blinked twice when someone went up to the changing machine and plunked
10 or 20 bills into it.