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Already infamous for the widespread availability of fake stores like IKEA or Apple, counterfeiting in China has now been extended to fake banks.

Branches of China Construction Bank or even Goldman Sachs complete with card readers, passbooks and ATMs had been set up before being shut down by authorities.

Duped “customers” hand over money to make supposed deposits into their accounts but were refused withdrawals, the fake banks pretending that their network had not been established yet, or that the authorities had not finished approval procedures.

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