The Portugese hit was a fake!Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 19:12 | Posted in Communities and cool stuff | 5 Comments
Tags: euro, monetary
The EuroBillTracker hit on a 10 € note that I wrote about the other day turned out to be a fake. As you can read in this EuroBillTracker forum thread, somebody in Portugal apparently read the serial number of the bill in my blog post and passed it over to their friend who was a EuroBillTracker. The short code of the note entered in Portugal did not match with the note.
It never even crossed my mind that somebody would want to cheat the tracking site. Doing that takes all the fun off the activity. I therefore did not even think that I should not publish the full serial number in the web. I have now anonymized it in both posts.
The stats have no importance for me so I am not tracking my euro bills to get some sort of community fame and appear high at the statistics. I would have no chance to do so either as very little cash is passing my hands. I am interested in learning of the origin of the notes that I encounter and a hit every now and then adds some salt to the hobby. But they would obviously have to be genuine hits, anything else is out of the question.
So this bill apparently still circulates somewhere in Europe. It would be cool if somebody actually entered it at the site who really has it in their possession.