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Spotting counterfeit bills

Billy Joe Powers, U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge Billy Joe Powers, U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The United States Secret Service is urging South Georgia business cashiers and customers to watch out for counterfeit bills while you do your Christmas shopping. 

Secret Service agents say counterfeit bills are being turned over to them daily, and usually during the Christmas holidays the number of counterfeit bills discovered increases, as crooks take advantage of the busy season.

"During the holiday shopping season, both the customers and the merchants are both very busy. So that's a good time for counterfeiters to get in there and ply their trade," said U.S. Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge Billy Joe Powers.

Agents urge you to take time to inspect your currency before leaving the stores. Real bills have several security features that you can check. You can

  • Click HERE to learn more about spotting funny money.

 

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