How to Identify Counterfeit Bills

Perhaps I’ve missed it but I haven’t seen anyone commenting on the surge of counterfeit bills surfacing throughout the mountain area.

Not too long ago one of my merchant pals told me that they were passed a couple of $100 counterfeit bills. The bank broke the bad news to them when they made their deposit.

Merchants here in Big Bear have seen a few as well. Merchants tend to visually inspect bills or use special pens or devices to identify counterfeit bills.

However, these days I’ve heard that it is a bit more difficult to detect them because the counterfeiters are more sophisticated but the United States Secret Service has some tips for you.

In fact, since counterfeit bills tend to increase over holiday periods, every merchant can grab this poster on detecting counterfeit bills and might benefit from visiting the Know Your Money section at the United States Secret Service website.

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2 Responses to “How to Identify Counterfeit Bills

  • 1
    Shadow's Mom
    December 1st, 2008 18:29

    I heard from a neighbor who was having Thanksgiving dinner at the Moose Lodge that there were quite a few people having their Thanksgiving dinner in Fawn Park, (or should I say Marty’s Park). They were having a great time, playing frisbee or football. I guess Marty showed up and made them all leave. How dare anyone attempt to have a good time in the park, especially on Thanksgiving Day. I wonder if all of Marty’s donors ( not locals) knew how he treated people who tried to enjoy the park, would they continue to donate to his “cause”? Actually, I wonder just exactly what is the purpose of his park? Just a big tax write off? I wonder if the IRS knows that his “park” is really just a plot of land for his toys and the public is not allowed to use it.

  • 2
    GG (Gossip Girl)
    December 2nd, 2008 20:53

    Every holiday a ton of visitors invade the park. They ignore the signs and remove the barriers to play in the park (and they do the same thing on private property too). Many locals do not want to believe anything bad about any neighbor or Fawnskin resident. Recently someone was saying how “nice” Ben (the guy in jail for over 26 million dollars in fraud) was. I heard several times that someone was going to raise concerns about fraud and the private park but I have not received any news on the issue since then. In my opinion it is the SOSDD (same old shit different day)!