You Can Get Anything at Walmart, Even Counterfeit Money

08 Jul 2018 20:50

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Counterfeit cash in the United States has become such a prevalent problem it is likely you might get counterfeit cash in your shift when you purchase something at major retailers such as Walmart.

Most large retailers do not want to spend the money or time to properly train their workers on how to spot counterfeit money. Insteadthey rely upon these marking pens which contain ink which supposedly changes color when marked on fake cash.

The reason the ink could change color when marked on a counterfeit note is that nearly all fake notes are made of paper.

Money isn't made of paper, so it's made of cloth, a blend of 25% linen and 75% cotton. That's why cash feels how it does.

However, most do not realize that a number of these pens will tell you the same thing when marked on ordinary newspaper - it's real! A lot of those counterfeit note marking pens do not work. Very few men and women think to test them and are unaware of this.

So it's extremely possible a store clerk will require in fake money and set it in the till without realizing it is fake.

Obviously, the clerk makes change from the same till, and gives the exact same fake money to an unsuspecting client.

You might even have fake money in your billfold at this time and not know it.

Actual or fake - Would you tell the difference?

Most Americans do not have any idea.

One of the easiest ways to tell would be to sense it. Since actual cash is printed on fabric, if you are feeling copier paper it's probably fake.

College students aren't the brightest people on Earth. They will buy the most advanced color copiers and just make copies of a $10 notice or even a $20 note and attempt to pass them around the town.

If match, call the authorities immediately because one or they all are fake.

There are approaches counterfeiters can use to get around the issue of it feeling like paper and also the sequential numbers not being distinct.

Among the most common methods is to take four $10 notes or four $20 notes and cut one corner from every one of them and glue those corners on a one-dollar note.

All of a sudden these $1 notes become fake $10 notes or imitation $20 notes which not only feel just like real notes but also have different serial numbers. They'll also pass the fake pen test.

Then they use these doctored notes to buy items for only a dollar or 2 and the clerk provides them real money straight back as change (assuming the clerk hasn't previously taken in bogus notes unknowingly, of course.)

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