My daughter and I went to town and used a $20 bill at our local gas station the guy clerk said that it was counterfeit but he never showed us what was counterfeit about it and he just kept it… what do I do in this situation I didn’t even get to look at it to check to see if the lines were raised or look for counterfeit features. I even asked him if he would call the police so that we can do a report he did not want to do that and I did tell his manager about this. I recently found out that the manager has not even sent in the money to the government to have it checked or anything what can I do to find out if that money was really counterfeit I now feel like they just took my money and proved nothing.. I got the $20 bill from a customer of mine she got it at Walmart it was her change from $100 bill. Any information I would be helpful.. the cashier clerk thought the whole incident was funny but we did not. I’m hearing that the counterfeit pens are pretty much useless nowadays.
In this situation, the police should have been contacted and a report filed, so they could try to trace the source of the money. Since you no longer have the bill in your possession, there’s not much you can do. In the future, you could try to use a UV light or look at the watermark or features of the bill to help determine if it’s real. For more tips, read our article on How to Detect Counterfeit Money
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