July 31, 2010

Counterfeit Bills Being Passed in Chillicothe - Protect Yourself

The Chillicothe Gazette reports that several local businesses and private individuals have received counterfeit bills recently and encourage citizens to be diligent and learn how to spot bogus bills.  The traffickers seem to be targeting small businesses that may not be aware of what to look for in counterfeit money, as well as paying handymen for odd-jobs with phony bills.

(Photo courtesy of Mokra)

The denominations passed most frequently seem to be $20 and $100 bills.

Counterfeit currency is easy to detect with a special pen that leaves a mark on paper money that's not the real deal.  Available online for just a few dollars, a counterfeit pen won't stain bills printed on paper from the U. S. Treasury.

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