Counterfeit Bills

Types of Bills
The 3 basic types of counterfeit bills are:
  • Low denomination bills altered to appear higher (corners of large bills glued to small bills)
  • Photocopies of authentic bills
  • Printed counterfeit bills
Tips
The following tips can help you spot counterfeit bills:
  • Inspect all bills, especially larger ones, for appropriate portraits.
  • Compare them to known bills of the same denomination.
  • Look for differences, not similarities.
  • Counterfeits will be less detailed, have a flat appearance appear washed out.
  • Authentic bills are always printed on safety paper with fine red and blue hair-like fibers embedded in them Do not be fooled by colored lines printed on paper.