Why...why don't people make their own stamps? Why aren't stamps forged and frauded? It seems to me that it would be the easiest thing in the world to do. I realize that stamps are only like, .42 cents each, but if you want to go to the store and get a roll, it'll cost you $42 dollars. That's a good chunk of change.
Why would it be so easy to make your own stamps and get away with it? For a variety of reasons. For one, there are a TON of different types of stamps. Go to the post office and check it out. There are a ton of special stamps that celebrate a variety of things, including cartoon characters, celebrities, movies, historical figures, and more. Because there are so many different kinds, you can easily come up with your own and who's going to know?
You don't even really have to be creative though, as you can easily use the current one instead. Just take a pic and print it out. It's not like money, where there are a ton of intricacies and minor details to notice. No, it's just a little picture, nothing more. Easy as crap to make duplicates of. And even if you can't do a super good job, who is going to notice? I seriously doubt mail people check stamps that closely.
So yeah man, totally. Stop wasting your money and make your own stamps. It's totally only a little illegal and worth it.