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OC Police Warn of Counterfeit Currency

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Ocean City Police Department is warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills being passed around the resort town.

According to police, the warning comes after three reports of counterfeit currency, two $50 bills and one $100 bill.

Police said counterfeit bills might be used for a small purchase or to exchange for real bills, so you should always look carefully at money being exchanged, especially when it is a $50 or $100 bill.

The Federal Reserve Board also offers these tips to detect counterfeit currency:

  • Feel the paper. Genuine U.S. currency has a unique feel. The note should feel slightly rough to the touch. If the currency feels different than what you are used to, examine it closer.
  • Tilt the note back and forth to observe the color-shifting ink in the right-hand corner of denominations $10 or higher. Most bills will shift from copper to green.
  • Check the watermark and security thread by holding the currency up to a light. A watermark should be visible from both sides and will match the portrait or denomination. A security thread should also be visible from both sides and match the denomination. When held to UV light, the security thread will glow a unique color.
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