While most of us are aware that a million dollar bill fails to exist in U.S. currency, a woman in the United Arab Emirates is now painfully aware of the fact. Sure, there are novelty million dollar bills. Sadly, I am not joking.
A man from the Ivory Coast is now in police custody after attempting a completely ridiculous monetary scam at UAE’s central bank. According to reports, the man successfully persuaded a woman to exchange two phony $1 million dollar bills, a task he offered her a 30% cut to complete.
Light bulb lady, when someone offers you money to do things they could logically do themselves, it is a fat scam. Perhaps the lady was momentarily seduced by visions of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and that overdue pedicure to realize that she would never see a penny of that imaginary money. Well, she can still indulge in a Ferrari rental, for far less.
Not sure what is more ridiculous, that he attempted it, or that someone fell victim to it! It is unclear whether the bills were to be traded for U.S. bills or UAE dirham. Both phony million-dollar bills boast the portrait of George Washington from the $1 dollar bill (at least they got the 1 part correct) and are predominantly black and white on the front. Can you imagine the audacity of the creator of these bills, not only are they unrealistic, but crudely manufactured! Inevitably, the teller tipped off the proper authorities and the situation was dissolved, along with the perp’s dreams of wealth.
The National newspaper quotes Col. Rashid Mohammed Bursheed, head of organized crime, as stating that the suspect claimed he thought the bills were authentic. Right. And that was certainly not Paris Hilton’s purse.
Well, that draws a close to that fiscal fiasco, but check out our fleet of luxury rental cars and other cool stuff on your way out!
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