out for Counterfeit Bills
Train your employees on how to spot a fake bill. There are good
tips on the secret service website that include looking for the watermark by
holding the bill up to the light. There is a denomination line (on one or the
other side) of legitimate bills. The line can be seen on $5 bills and up.
Keep counterfeit detection pens and/or UV light detection devices
at all points of sale. You can get these at most Office Supply businesses.
Be especially wary of new bills and larger bills provided for a
relatively small purchase.
If you detect a fake bill, do not try to apprehend the suspect.
Refuse the bill and notify Police as soon as possible.
Do not pass on a known fake bill you have received to another
person or business.
THIS IS A CRIME.
Beware of bills that are genuine bills, but have corners from
higher denomination bills pasted on them. These do not get detected by the
counterfeit detector because the bill has characteristics of a real bill.
Be aware that some counterfeiters tend to hit one area very hard
for a week or so, then they move on.
Keep in contact with Police and businesses near your store to let
them know about unusual activity such as counterfeiting.
Post a sign prominently in your place of business warning
criminals that you employ counterfeit detection devices.
information can be obtained at www.secretservice.gov.