by CUAD Staff

The Huron Police Department has issued a warning to businesses in the Huron area following reports of counterfeit $100 bills being passed in town at local businesses. In part, the advisory said, “Please be extra careful when taking any $100 bills at this time.”

You will notice in the picture below the distinct difference between the fake bills and a real bill; in this case, there is distinct pink Chinese lettering. Always follow proper procedures to verify currency is genuine. The Huron Police are asking any businesses that encounter a bill like this or any possible counterfeit bill to please contact the police department immediately.

The best way to determine whether a note is genuine is to rely on the security features, such as the watermark and security thread. Counterfeit detection pens are not always accurate and may give you false results. To learn about these and other security features in genuine Federal Reserve notes, visit the U.S. Currency Education Program website.

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