US Secret Services officials claim that on average, up to $7.8 Million in counterfeit dollars of “Supernotes” quality are confiscated each year.
Half of all seized counterfeit dollars in 2003 originated from Colombia.
Out of the global US dollar supply, less than one percent of dollars in circulation are counterfeit.
According to a news release by the United States Postal Inspection Service, ” The U.S. Postal Service issued 188 million postal orders in the fiscal year ending September 2004, during which approximately 3,700 counterfeit postal money orders were cashed. That works out to about one counterfeit for every 53,000 issued, and losses were calculated at less than $3.7 million.”
United States Authorities have seized around 50 Million Counterfeit Dollars known as Supernotes that originated from North Korea.
North Korea earns an estimated $20 million annually from selling counterfeit US dollars.