We all know that it’s a great idea to pay for your own trip to the movies, but sometimes paying for your travel and entertainment needs with a fake bill is even more fun.
Here’s how to tell the difference.1.
Is the bill too small to read?
If it’s too small for you to read, you may have to buy it.
This is because a $200 note will always have a “smaller” than the actual amount, so you will see a “bill” printed next to the number.2.
Does the bill say “U.S. Currency” on it?
If so, it may be fake.
However, if you have money to pay, you can use it to purchase a ticket, rent a room, or even buy your favorite meal at the restaurant you’re at.3.
Is it stamped or not stamped?
If you are paying by check or credit card, the stamp on the back will be a combination of the letters “U.” and “C.”4.
Does it have the date?
If the date is missing, this is a good sign that the bill is fake.
If you’re paying with a check or a credit card (which you’ll find at a bank), the date will be the month you signed the check.5.
Is there any type of address on the bill?
If there’s no street address on it, it’s probably a fake.6.
Is a signature on the front of the bill visible?
This may mean that the note is genuine, but it will also mean that there is no address printed on it.7.
Does there any kind of date stamp on it or on the side of the note?
If this is the case, you’ll probably see a date stamp.
If not, you should probably check to make sure that the date stamp is on the paper.8.
Is this a duplicate?
This is a rare occurrence, so it’s best to double-check the date on the bills that you’re buying.
If the signature is visible, then it’s likely a fake note.
If it doesn’t have a signature, it might be genuine.9.
Are there any words written on the inside of the letter?
A fake $20 bill will often have a blank “$20.”10.
Is everything in bold?
Fake bills are often written in all capital letters, like the words “FRAUD.”
If there is any type or amount of text in bold, you’re probably dealing with a fraud or counterfeit.11.
Are any words printed on the bottom of the envelope?
If not written in bold letters, you might be dealing with fake currency.
If there are any words that are in a capital font, you’ve probably just seen a fake and should be careful.12.
Are the bills numbered?
If they’re numbered, you probably don’t have to worry about this.
It’s more common for bills to be written in the reverse order that they were issued, meaning that the first one is the first to be issued, the second is the second to be printed, and so on.