“The Cody Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit one hundred-dollar bills. We would like to inform you about the issue of counterfeit money and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud.
Counterfeit money is fake currency that is produced by someone other than the government. It is illegal to make, use, or possess counterfeit money. Counterfeiters try to deceive people into accepting fake bills as real ones. If you receive counterfeit money, you will not be reimbursed by the authorities.
• Examine the details. Use a magnifying glass to look for microprinting on the bill. You should see tiny words or numbers on various parts of the bill, such as the portrait, the border, or the ribbon.
If you suspect that you have received counterfeit money, do not accept it or pass it on to someone else. Report it to the police immediately and keep a record of where and when you got it. Do not try to confront or apprehend the person who gave you the fake money.