Did you know that as a deterrent to counterfeiting Photoshop will NOT print any images that look like money? Here's a way to work around that using Photoshop and Adobe Imageready. Follow along with this con how-to video to learn the a trick to printing counterfeit money.
In this two-part tutorial, learn all of the things you should look for on your new lighter to see if it is, in fact, an authentic Zippo. This clip is detailed and informative and will guide you through the process so you don't get tricked into buying a fake. Part 1 of 2 - How ...more
This is an easy way to detect and prevent counterfeit US or Canadian dollar bills. Use a black or UV light to detect the proper marks on US bills over $1.
Easy way to test for fake currency. This is a quick way to find out if a dollar bill or paper currency is fake or counterfeit. Counterfeiting is rampant. Don't get scammed.
Most of us are well familiar with toons, after sitting in front of the boob tube most of our childhood life, watching cartoons like Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob and even The Simpsons. But for Canadians, as of 1996, "toon" means something entirely different. Actually, it's shortene ...more
Look at the money you are receiving. Carefully inspect it for any strange colors, marks, or texture. Do not assume that a different color, texture, or design is simply a mistake made at the treasury. The bills there are all made the same based on the denomination. Compare the ...more
Cheap Chinese knockoffs have been around for ages, but recently, skyrocketing demand has led to a massive influx of counterfeit smartphones. Sellers on Craigslist seem to have no trouble getting ahold of these fake devices, then passing them off as the real deal and turning a ...more
Ordering your Uggs online? Our Ugg expert explains top tips for buying genuine Ugg Boots! There are easy ways to spot pirated or counterfeit designer gear. This Ugg expert delivers the insiders' tricks for spotting authentic gear.
This video demonstrates how to determine if your Ugg Boots are counterfeit. If you purchase Ugg boots on the Internet and you are wondering if they are fake, you should examine the box closely. Uggs are made in Australia. If there are any labels affixed to the side that indica ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to spot a fake Rolex watch. Rolex watches are made perfectly and will not have any problems. Rolex watches are well maintained and are durable in water. There will be no water in the watch. Fake watched will always leak. Rolex watches ...more
If you watched the presidential debate last night, then you might recall Mitt Romney's remark on the fake Apple Store in China "selling counterfeit goods". That store actually sells real Apple products, only it isn't licensed to sell them, so it was a little misleading. Not to ...more
How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that you are about to buy online are not a fake? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer ...more
I loved the Gold Rush unit back in third grade. We went up to the American River and panned for gold, and my panning skills balled above all. I got like three tiny pellets. Of course, it was all fool's gold, aka pyrite, but it was still pretty legit. And this was before wearin ...more
Since Angry Birds is apparently an "indie game", here's an interesting tidbit. Changsa, China's Window of the World theme park recently added an especially zeitgeisty activity to their collection of diverse attractions: a real-life Angry Birds game, which allows participants ...more
When it comes time to sell your smartphone or trade it in for your annual upgrade, you'll have to make sure that all of the sensitive data the device accumulated while you owned it is properly erased so that no one else can access it. This process is referred to as a "Factory ...more
Use a motor to make a fan and a speaker. People often take for granted the common items and devices they use in everyday life. Looks can be deceiving. It's not what things appear to be, it's what they can become. Milk can be turned into plastic; with the twist of a screw any ...more
Bingo! No, this isn't the game where balls fly around in machines and players dab their cards with daubers. In a game of Scrabble, bingo refers to the bonus a player receives when emptying their rack in one turn, which gets them an extra 50 points on top of whatever their play ...more
DARPA and Dallas's Southern Methodist University are collaborating on a super high tech camera, capable of scanning eyeballs in a moving crowd. Via Wired, "Called Panoptes, the devices use low-resolution sensors to create a high-res image that can be captured using a lightwe ...more
Improve your bingo skills with a roundup of this week's Scrabble Bingo of the Days. What exactly is a bingo? It's when a player empties his or her rack in one turn, placing all seven of their letters on the board to create a word that's at least seven letters long. The term " ...more
Aram Bartholl over at F.A.T. is pretty pissed because MoMA is discriminating against internet artists. As most New York-based working artists know, MoMA offers annual membership for only $35 (compared to the standard rate of $75) to artists who can provide "credentials" that p ...more
PHONEYS 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Definition: to phony, i.e. alters so as to make appear genuine [v] Phoneys (or phonies) is a word for altering something to make it appear legit, like turning a cheap handbag into a Louis Vuitton. It also simply means not genui ...more
The BBC has learned that the number of fake pound coins in circulation has doubled since 2003. The Royal Mint believes there are 30 million of the fraudulent coins on the streets. Ben Ando uses a counterfeit £1 coin to explain how you can spot the fakes. Just watch this video ...more
Make your gadgets magnetically controlled with everyday things. People often take for granted the common items and devices they use in everyday life. Looks can be deceiving. It's not what things appear to be, it's what they can become. Milk can be turned into plastic; with th ...more
WealthTV Special Luxury Goods & Counterfeit WealthTV delves into the rampant world of knock-offs with the in-depth special, Luxury Goods and Counterfeits. How can you tell if an item is authentic or a counterfeit?
POSTICHE 65 points (15 points without the bingo) Definition: an imitation [n] Not to be confused with pastiche, postiche simply means an imitation—a counterfeit of something. It could be anything, but most commonly it's referred to as false hair on the face or head, which in ...more
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Amazon will be offering full refunds for any hoverboard purchased through its site in the United States or Canada, no matter when you bought it. Just visit amazon.com/returns or amazon.com/contact-us to start the pro ...more
The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a p ...more
This week, Silk Road was shut down for good when the FBI seized the anonymous online marketplace after Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts, was arrested. This comes just two weeks after another illegal marketplace called Atlantis shutdown. However, there are plenty of othe ...more
Magic is something almost everybody wants to learn, so why not learn now? Magic tricks can be done by anybody, you just need a little confidence and a little sleight of hand to pull off the illusion. brusspup has tons of ingenious tips and tricks for everybody! In this video ...more
If you haven't read the last article, feel free to stop by and give it a read, but abstaining from reading it will not, for the most part, be detrimental to your understanding. Today we are going to explore some of the inner workings of Bitcoin. As we previously learned in th ...more
» Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ As Terrorists. A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. » ...more