Lonely Planet Writer

Hapless criminal tries to exchange fake US$1m note

US dollars.
US dollars. Image by 401(K) 2012 / CC BY-SA 2.0

An unfortunate conman in Sri Lanka has been caught by police after attempting to exchange a fake US$1 million note at a forex exchange office. The notes were printed as souvenirs and have no monetary value, but that hasn’t stopped fraudsters attempting to trade the notes for their equivalent in Sri Lankan rupees. Apparently, this is the fifth arrest for the same offence in recent months. Read more: dailymirror.lk