Counterfeit Investigation: Can You Spot the Fake $20?

By ABC News

May 8, 2014 8:34am


There is something wrong with the image that accompanies this story. Of the two $20 bills shown, one of them is fake. Can you tell which?

For its latest investigation, ABC News’ “20/20″ caught up with a master counterfeiter who says he taught himself how to make fake U.S. currency and printed $20 bills that were virtually undetectable – millions of dollars-worth.

“I’m the world’s best counterfeit right now. No one better than me. It’s me,” Frank Bourassa says in the interview. “I started from scratch…”

WATCH the full ABC News Brian Ross Investigates report on “20/20″ HERE to see how Bourassa did it, how he got caught and why he’s still smiling.

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So, did you guess which bill is counterfeit?


The top one is legal tender, the bottom is its illegal twin brother.

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