Oct. 1st, 2008 10:43 pm
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[personal profile] clickie
Dude. I just got called out at a gas station for trying to pay with what turned out to be a fake $10 bill. How humiliating. Also, now I'm out $10 thanks to some counterfeiting jackass. It's not even a particularly good fake; just good enough to be folded up into one's wallet without paying much attention. I am pretty sure I got it at the diner I ate at on Monday. Should I bother going back and telling them about it? It doesn't seem likely to be their fault either. This sucks.

It was also super weird because I was tired and it was late and I'd just finished swimming, so I was a bit foggy, and it seemed so surreal. I actually have had dreams in which I've been passed fake bills before, and this was much like that, so it was very very strange.

Date: 2008-10-02 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asd109.livejournal.com
Turn it over to the police and tell them where you got it? That's what the treasury people say: http://www.ustreas.gov/offices/domestic-finance/acd/if-you-suspect.shtml

That sucks though. At least it was a $10 and not a bigger bill. I always thought $20s were what got copied!

The ticket people at the airport in Lima tried to get us to tell them whether the $100 someone had paid with was real or not. (It looked real, but I rarely see $100s so I wasn't sure. If it was fake it was a good fake.)

Date: 2008-10-02 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowy-owlet.livejournal.com
I think I would be angry about that for a week. Ten bucks!

Date: 2008-10-02 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisyrinchium.livejournal.com

The gas station gave it back to you? I would tell the restaurant in a non-confrontational way that you're 90% sure it came from them. I would send it to the feds, explaining that you _think_ it came from that restaurant, but that you aren't certain. Catching counterfeiters is difficult and often takes a long trail of counterfeit notes to narrow it down.

Date: 2008-10-04 06:18 pm (UTC)
zyrya: (Danger kitty)
From: [personal profile] zyrya
Wow, I never thought counterfeiters would bother with tenners.

America really needs to bring its currency to the 21st century, though. Join us in the happy future of brighly coloured, engraved to hell and back, sparkly hologrammed plastic!

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