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CSO Warns Of Counterfeit Money

CSO Warns Of Counterfeit Money

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office is warning local businesses about recent reports of counterfeit money. They have received several reports recently about people trying to pass off counterfeit money. The majority of the discovered counterfeit money is one hundred dollar bills and recent reports are currently centralized around the Valley Springs area. The Sheriff’s Office urges businesses to familiarize themselves with the color, clarity, quality and safety features of U.S. currencies, and have employees do the same. You can also get simple devices like Dri Mark Products Tri-Test Ultraviolet Counterfeit Detection System can assist in identifying counterfeit currency. If someone tries to pay with counterfeit money, try to delay them with some excuse and call law enforcement, but only if it is safe to do so. If not, get a good description and license plate number. DO NOT handle the counterfeit note more than necessary. Place it inside a protective cover, a plastic bag, or envelope to protect it until you place it in the hands of an identified police officer or Secret Service agent. There are more tips available on the U.S. Treasury website.


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