A Reuters report has revealed the use of China UnionPay cards as a method of smuggling money into Macau and potentially overseas. The report detailed the practice of mainland Chinese entering special merchants stores and pawn shops in the gambler’s mecca Macau before swiping their cards under the guise of making purchases. Without actually buying anything, the customer received large sums of cash allowing them to surpass the official limit of 20,000 yuan, or $3,200.

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