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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Be a Millionaire With 1 Fake Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The United States has no $1 million notes in print, and Malaysians should not be fooled into thinking otherwise, a U.S. diplomat warned.


"The $1 million is absolutely worthless. It is not real and I don't want to see any Malaysian getting conned," U.S. embassy regional security officer James Ferguson was quoted as saying by the national Bernama news agency.


Ferguson said he received a fake $1 million bill with a purported certificate of authenticity from a Malaysian about two weeks ago.


According to the certificate, the bill was a limited edition produced by the "American Bank Note Company" in 1988 for the "International Association of Millionaires," Bernama said.


The certificate also carried signatures of a Tari Steward as IAM international treasurer and C.W. Aurand Jr. as ABNC president, the agency said.


Ferguson said no such limited edition has been issued by the U.S. Treasury and that the highest denomination for the U.S. currency is the $100 note.