Fake $20 bills are showing up in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; Wasilla Police Department reported an uptick in reports about the bills being used at businesses in town. They are all identical, with the same serial numbers and defects. One telltale note is that the bottom corner on the back is white, police reported.
The above photo is of one of the counterfeits that has been passed at a business.
“If you recieve a fake bill please try to identify the person giving you the fakes. Don’t give them any change (or merchandise) for the funny money. If someone gives you a counterfeit bill, please contact law enforcement. Always use counterfeit detector pens. Train staff (and yourself!) to recognize counterfeit currency. The best indication is often feel. If it feels “off” it’s probably fake,” Wasilla police said.
People can find more training tips on spotting counterfeit currency at https://www.uscurrency.gov/.