How To Spot Fake Cash

posted by Mary Booth - 

Selling a car or some other big ticket item for cash?  You need to make sure the bills you're getting are the real deal.

Because some local people have been tricked.  Counterfeit bills are circulating in the Mobile area.  Do you know how to tell the difference between a real bill and a fake one?  

Sometimes, you just need to take the time to look and you'll see it, plain as day...  "for motion picture use only" was on some bills a local man was given for his car.  He had a sinking feeling something wasn't right when the buyer took off in such a hurry!  (P.S. The man got caught and the car was returned, but it doesn't always end that way!)

So how do you spot a real $100 bill?  Here are 2 quick things to look for.... the bell in the inkwell and the 3-D security ribbon.    

Oh, and you're probably not going to like this part, but you need to know.  

If you suspect you have counterfeit bills, contact the local police.  If it's NOT counterfeit, you'll get your money back.   If it IS counterfeit, you won't.   

But don't even think about trying to spend it to get rid of it (instead of calling police), because it is against the law to knowingly pass counterfeit cash.  

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