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Counterfeit money on rise in Fayetteville

Posted November 19, 2008

— Police on Wednesday warned businesses and consumers of a recent increase in counterfeit money being passed in Fayetteville.

The majority of the counterfeit notes that have been presented are $100 bills that have been printed on bleached $5 bills, police said. Counterfeit detector pens won't detect the currency as fake, they said, so extra detection methods should be used.

The counterfeit money has the following flaws:

  • Notes will have the portrait of Benjamin Franklin but the watermark will be that of Abraham Lincoln.
  • The security strip will show that the bill is a $5 bill and not a $100 bill.
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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 19, 2008

    Those so-called "counterfeit pens" are sham themselves. http://www.randi.org/jr/120304youve.html#1

    Wanna have some fun? Dust a little spray-starch, from your ironing board, onto a couple of 20's and go shopping. :-)