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Counterfeit

Describing anything fake. In the context of finance, the term is usually used to describe money minted or printed by any person or institution not duly authorized to do so. While counterfeit money is not legal tender, its proliferation may debase the value of money if it is not readily identifiable as fake.
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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day seeks to highlight to consumers the range of goods that are counterfeited, such as electrical products, perfumes, medicines and food.
During the American Revolution, Continental dollars were easily counterfeited, undermining the economy of a young America.
In one case, Joseph Nuzzo, a former crew chief at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, led a credit card mail theft ring consisting of 10 airline baggage handlers and 25 other subjects who routinely invaded passenger luggage in search of bank cards and identification that could be easily counterfeited.
In one security test, for example, Bauder reported that he counterfeited an allegedly hard-to-copy hologram in his garage.
What type of drugs are counterfeited - lifestyle versus lifesaving?
Customs & Border Protection seized 7,255 counterfeited goods worth $138 million, up from 6,500 fakes worth $94 million the previous year.
Checks can be either stolen, manipulated, or counterfeited.