Thursday, January 18, 2007

How can anyone be THAT stupid???

We received a fraud alert at work the other day stating that an organisation known as 'The Independent Sovereign State of Australia' had been issuing currency and cheques that were being mistaken as legal tender. Attached to this memo was a scan of the notes and cheques that had been accepted.

They looked nothing like our currency!

I have phenomenal trouble understanding how someone who works in a bank would fail to recognise fake currency when they see it. It's like someone who works at Maccas making a whopper by mistake. It just aint gonna happen people!

Sometimes I truly worry about the future of mankind.

4 comments:

oppiejoe said...

Could be a "you were warned" type of memo to cover their (the bank) arse in case someone was careless enough not to notice the fake stuff mixed in with real stuff... ...

LaMa said...

Do you have special occasion issued currency in Australia? If so, maybe they were affraid the fakes would be taken to be such.

Mouse said...

Their banknotes look like it should be toy money for children, hence why I call it 'funny money'!

ScarletManuka said...

We've only had special occassion currency issued once I think La. It was a special $10 note from years back that automatically get destroyed now when we take them in. So I don't think it was that. I just think some people can be a bit daft...