Chinese Street Vendors Sell Fake Receipts
The practice of selling fake invoices and receipts is widespread in China. Buyers use them to evade taxes and defraud employers.
Many chinese use fake receipts even if making and using them is illegal. But demand is so strong that a large proportion of sales take place out in public with street salesmen calling out “Receipts! Receipts!” to passers-by.
Signs posted on the walls of cities advertise all kinds of fake receipts : lease receipts, travel receipts, value-addes tax receipts and waste-material receipts. Sellers even promise special discounts and same-day delivery of forged receipts on China’s popular e-commerce Web site, Taobao.com.
In many cases, unused receipts are pilfered and then resold to dealers and enter the black market.