Counterfeit Money Turning Up at Grand Junction Businesses
The Grand Junction Police Department is warning local business to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills.
According to the GJPD, they have been receiving more reports of counterfeit bills -- like the one above they confiscated recently. These bills -- $100s, $50s and $20s -- have been turning up at fast food joints, car parts stores, and grocery stores.
- Fake money paper will feel different from real money. Real money has more of a "cloth" feel to it while fake money may feel smooth like regular paper.
- Real money will have a security strip, along with a barely-visible watermark.
The Grand Junction Police Department is asking businesses to keep their eyes open for any suspicious money. If you feel you have obtained a counterfeit bill, call the GJPD non-emergency line -- 970.242.6707 -- and try to follow these suggestions:
- Ask the person using the money to stay on scene until police arrive. (If you feel safe doing so, sometimes the individual is unaware they are using counterfeit money.)
- If the person leaves, make sure you have a good description of the person and/or vehicle to give to authorities.