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Thai couple print money - and change it into real cash after using top-up terminals


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2 hours ago, LawrenceN said:

Took less than a minute in a google search. บุญเติม

 

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It's obviously easier if you know what it is and the Thai spelling.

Now I've seen a photo of one, I can admit to seeing them around.

 

I see the article says, "The top-ups were then transferred by the couple to their bank account and turned into real money."

I know I can use my online bank account to top-up a pay-as-you-go mobile number.

So how does cash from a machine for topping up mobile phones get transferred to a bank account? Or have I lived a sheltered life?

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I find this incredible in the 21st century. Even the most basic of note validators should be able to detect a forgery done with a printer.  

They've just told the whole of Thailand how to do it, sales of printers will go up next week

Interesting. Will have to buy new ink for my old printer 😁

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1 hour ago, m Stender said:

Normally will any new copy/printer refuse to copy any money bills, and if you are trying more than 3 times it will lock, and can only be restored by a technician, and it is amazing that the vendor machine is accepting the counterfeit notes. 

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15 minutes ago, Joinaman said:

Anyone know where to get the correct paper . lol

The reason I'm following this. Ha! I'm sure there's some connection here with crypto currency, which, I understand, is almost impossible to forge.

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Generally any machine accepting banknotes in Thailand requires firmware from Bank of Thailand. Which is why it sometimes takes a long time for CDM machines or vending machines to accept new banknotes. Most vendors wait for official firmware as that's the only way that BOT will be responsible if a fake banknote is accepted. If you make your own software, and something like this happens, you're on your own to cover the losses.

 

Most people also don't know that majority of recent (past 20 years) colour printers print a yellow dot pattern inside the image which contains printer's serial number.

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16 minutes ago, tomazbodner said:

Generally any machine accepting banknotes in Thailand requires firmware from Bank of Thailand. Which is why it sometimes takes a long time for CDM machines or vending machines to accept new banknotes. Most vendors wait for official firmware as that's the only way that BOT will be responsible if a fake banknote is accepted. If you make your own software, and something like this happens, you're on your own to cover the losses.

 

Most people also don't know that majority of recent (past 20 years) colour printers print a yellow dot pattern inside the image which contains printer's serial number.

are these just on laser printers, or on standard inkjet printers too ?

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Back in the eighties I used to build Exhibitions and at the Canberra Office Expo Canon brought the super duper colour copier. It required three phase power and a Technician in constant attendance and a official log book for every copy, no exceptions. As part of their demo the crew printed some hundred dollar notes in A3 size, I managed to get two for my Daughters and thought no more about it. The following week I got a call asking me to return the copies as the Federal Police were involved and every copy had to be returned and destroyed, much fuss over nothing but that was the law. A few people managed to put some good copies out but nothing major, today it seems any mid range unit is capable, check your change !.

P S anyone want to buy H P ink tank, copies anything perfectly, no cash thank you, only verified bank transfer...

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13 hours ago, JeffersLos said:

I'm not a criminal mastermind, but wouldn't it be better to overnight bus it to a province far far away with a bag of difference clothes etc and use small local buses to travel around to the machines. Then get a few different buses home avoiding big stations if possible. 

 

So ya don't think they'd figure out whose account was being used, even if they were in disguise?

 

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22 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

I find this incredible in the 21st century. Even the most basic of note validators should be able to detect a forgery done with a printer.

 

 

The machines were probably the old-era type equipped with optical readers only which just looks at the note design and compares it to a template. The modern ones have sensors which check the note's optical variable ink and compares it to the hexadecimal colour code stored on the validating chip. Modern ones also check for presence of intaglio printing or "raised font" effect as the note is fed into the acceptor slot. Just like the slot machines in casinos. They are all equipped with sophisticated sensors. 

 

That's what frugality leads to. Regrets and fake money.

  

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On 12/30/2020 at 11:27 AM, lom said:

Are those the red metal thingies outside most 7/11 and which looks like bubblegum vending machines?

Yes. Found it only after looking to the Thai article.

"Boonterm" company.

https://www.boonterm.com/web/service.php

Blue bubble is "Boonterm" (lousy transcript).

 

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