Fascinating wee blog called Bank Notes, dedicated to banks and the notes robbers use.
The notes range from the obvious: 'Give me all your money', to the sublime: '$250,000', to the ridiculous: 'Give me money or I will blow up a school'.
It also tracks which are successful and which are not and provides some interesting advice, such as:
"90% of bank robbers use the hats/hoods/sunglasses disguise. They like to blend in with other customers until they reach the teller window, where they display a robbery note or gun … 'If you see a guy (in a bank lobby) with a baseball cap, dark glasses and a mustache (or) beard, it’s probably a bank robber, not a customer', said Lt. Larry Faulkner of the Dayton Police Department ... The FBI and police nationwide are advising banks to adopt a policy of 'no hats, no hoods, no sunglasses, no cell phones' to head off robberies. More banks are doing so, but in some cases the idea is pitting police against bankers concerned about alienating law-abiding customers."
Now then Mr. Cameron, would you hug a hoodie in a bank?
Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...