Starbuck Police warn about funny money being passed around

The Starbuck Police Department is sending out a warning this holiday season to make people aware of counterfeit money that is being passed around the area.

“We received a report of $1.00 bill that has distinct Chinese writing/symbols on it. These bills are not real, so please pay attention this Holiday Season when receiving any cash from anyone.

If you believe you have received a counterfeit bill, the U.S. Treasury advises you to do the following:

-Do not put yourself in danger.

-Do not return the bill to the passer.

-Delay the passer with some excuse, if possible.

-Observe the passer’s description – and their companions’ descriptions – and write down their vehicle license plate numbers if you can.

-Contact your local police department or call your local Secret Service office.

-Write your initials and date in the white border area of the suspected counterfeit note.

-Do not handle the counterfeit note. Place it inside a protective cover, a plastic bag, or envelope to protect it until you place it in the hands of an identified Secret Service Special Agent. You can also mail it to your nearest Secret Service office.

Remember, if you are passed a counterfeit bill, you own it. So when accepting cash, it pays to be knowledgeable about the crime of counterfeiting.”

To learn how to identify counterfeit cash please click on the following link:

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Posted by Starbuck Police Department on Monday, December 9, 2019