The easiest ways to tell whether a bill is counterfeit.
On a legit bill:
- The watermark must match the printed president.
- The security strip must say USA 100.
- The vest/shirt of the printed president is textured.
Another easy way round this - don't accept $100 bills. The non-profit I used to work for got scammed for $700 at a bingo game once - I have never touched a $100 bill since.
In addition to VoteTheConstitutions's comments, the "paper" of the money will have little tiny threads of red and blue interspersed randomly, because the "paper" isn't really paper, it's a type of cloth. Fake bills also feel different, if your not sure, compare with any other type of bill, they are all the same type. When in doubt, if you just can't be 100% sure, don't accept it, ask for another form of payment, and inform the customer, if they complain, that there have been counterfeits circulating, and that they may unknowing have one, and should take it to a bank for verification. I've had this happen to me, and the bank actually exchanged the fake for a real bill for me.
Hey you never know the funny money might be than our money pretty soon. They might be doing the stores a favor!
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