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30 Mar 09:22

Suspended Sentence for ‘Pretty Stupid’ Counterfeiter

by C. Aliens

A 29-year-old Austrian man stood in front of a judge at the Tettnang District Court where he faced prison time for ordering and then using counterfeit euros he had purchased on the darknet. Due to the man’s living situation, time spent in jail while waiting for trial, and full confession, the judge passed down a one year suspended sentence.

The beginning of the 29-year-old’s tale began sometime in November 2017. He needed money and had no source of income. He owed 450 euros for his electricity usage that month and the power company had already threatened to cut the electricity to his home. He explained that he saw no legal way to get out of the mess he had gotten himself into. So, from his home in Götzis, Vorarlberg, Austria, he visited the darknet and found a useable market. He then found a counterfeit euro vendor who sold notes in small quantities. The 29-year-old ordered 15 counterfeit 50-euro notes. The vendor added two more for free. For 85 euros, the buyer purchased fake euros notes with a combined total of 850 euros and face value.

Buying counterfeit notes and using them to turn a profit is a ludicrous and rarely fruitful venture for almost any counterfeit buyer. DeepDotWeb has hundreds of examples of counterfeit buyers getting arrested. The vendors turn a profit. Remember the Napoli Group?

“I saw it as the last resort,” the 29-year-old told the judge when called “pretty stupid” by one of the recipients of his notes.

But the method used to successfully turn a profit with a set of average counterfeit notes defeats the purpose of even using the notes. Like any dirty money, the fakes need to be turned into clean money. Or real money. For obvious reasons, spending a 50-euro note on a candy bar to receive clean change is not feasible. So the purchases need to be more realistic. Spending a 50-note on something that costs 35 euros, for instance. The counterfeit buyer now has 15 clean euros and must avoid the same shop for a long time. Shops often warn nearby shops once they catch someone trying to pass off counterfeit notes. So the fraudster must then travel to a shop that would not have contact with the original shop. And repeat.

No successful run would even match the earnings a teenager could make working for minimum wage. Given the ‘average’ quality of notes used, only few locations and time periods work. Daytime is out. Counterfeiters usually have some success in the nightlife scene or anywhere with darkness, noise, and distracted employees. The game changes with quality notes, according to the few vendors who allegedly sell quality notes.

Like an ‘experienced’ counterfeit user, the 29-year-old took the common sense route. He took a train from his hometown to Friedrichshafen, Germany. He arrived in the evening of November 30, 2017. The desperate man planned to use the counterfeit 50-notes at bars and keep the change. He proceeded to get intoxicated at a restaurant and promptly thrown out for attempting to pay with a fake euro note.

After failing on his first attempt, the man decided to try again. He entered the bar adjacent to the restaurant. He lucked out; the restaurant had not called the bar until after he had paid and vacated the area. After the bar got a call from the restaurant, the bar spotted the note and called the police. The 29-year-old had seemingly not vacated far enough. Officers picked him up shortly after showing up to the bar.

In the courtroom, Judge Max Märkle called the barista to detail her encounter. There was little need for testimonies as the defendant had already admitted he had used a counterfeit note. The testimony furthered the prosecutor’s goal to ensure incarceration. Judge Märkle saw it differently. The defendant claimed he had learned his lesson while in jail and the judge believed him. The crime itself was a relatively insignificant crime, given he had effectively failed at circulating any notes. But the defendant was already on parole in Germany. The prosecution argued that the defendant was not a one-time criminal. In fact, the very crime that landed him in the system occurred on multiple occasions; he had been having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl. Routinely.

But Judge Märkle had pity on the man and suspended a one year sentence.

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06 Nov 17:28

Status Quo – Collected (2017) 320 KBPS

by szachtar
Status Quo - Collected (2017) 320 KBPS

Artist: Status Quo
Title: Collected
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps
Size: 534 MB

CD1

01 Pictures Of Matchstick Men
02 Black Veils Of Melancholy
03 Ice In The Sun
04 Make Me Stay A Little Bit Longer
05 Are You Growing Tired Of My Love
06 Down The Dustpipe
07 Tune To The Music
08 Mean Girl
09 Paper Plane
10 Caroline
11 Roll Over Lay Down (Live)
12 Break The Rules
13 Down Down
14 Rain
15 Wild Side Of Life
16 Rockin’ All Over The World
17 Hold You Back
18 Again And Again
19 Accident Prone
20 Whatever You Want
21 Living On An Island

CD2

01 What You’re Proposing
02 Lies
03 Rock ‘n’ Roll
04 Something ‘ Bout You Baby I Like
05 Dear John
06 Ol’ Rag Blues
07 Marguerita Time
08 The Wanderer
09 Rollin’ Home
10 In The Army Now
11 Dreamin’
12 Ain’t Complaining
13 Not At All
14 Can’t Give You More
15 I Didn’t Mean It
16 The Way It Goes
17 The Oriental
18 The Party Ain’t Over Yet
19 Beginning Of The End
20 Looking Out For Caroline

CD3

01 I (Who Have Nothing)
02 Hurdy Gurdy Man
03 Almost But Not Quite There
04 The Anniversary Waltz (Part1)
05 Roadhouse Medley
06 In The Army Now
07 Running All Over The World
08 It’s Christmas Time
09 Blue-Eyed Lady (The Frantic Four Live)
10 Caroline (Aquostic Version)
11 Hold You Back (Aquostic Version)
12 Another Shipwreck
13 Ships In The Night
14 He’s Gonna Step On You Again
15 Mine All Mine
16 One Step At A Time
17 Faded Memory
18 Rubber Gloves
19 Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)


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11 Apr 18:07

Watch This Photographer Almost Get Hit By a Landing Plane

by Andrew Liszewski on Sploid, shared by Adam Clark Estes to Gizmodo

There are lots of reasons to think this 360-degree video of a determined photographer who almost gets hit by a landing plane is fake. Why is the aircraft coming in so low for a landing? What photographer would willingly put their life—and their gear—at such risk? But it actually happened.

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15 Jan 10:06

These were some of 2015's best selling games

by Sean Buckley
What games sold the most copies in 2015? Exactly the titles you'd expect: the latest entries in long-running franchises like Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Madden NFL 16 and Fallout 4. It's not surprising -- sequels have the springboard advantage of an...