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Counterfeit U.S. Currency Abroad: Observations on Counterfeiting and U.S. Deterrence Efforts
T-GGD-96-82: Published: Feb 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1996.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to combat international counterfeiting of U.S. currency. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. currency is vulnerable to international counterfeiting because it is widely used abroad and lacks updated security features; (2) counterfeiters range from office workers to organized crime and terrorist groups using equipment ranging from simple photocopiers to sophisticated offset presses;...