Hundred dollar bills

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by martin97, Nov 30, 2005.


  1. martin97

    martin97 Fuel busted Trucker. Founding Member

    Here in eastern oregon and south east washington there have been large numbers of counterfeit hundred dollar bill circulating around lately. they pass the pen and colored thread test, but I hear the image in the watermark is frowning and the "feel" is a little off.
    several local retailers are refusing ANY hundreds. is this happening anywhere else?
     
  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yeah....It's all over NE Florida. It was on the evening news.

    And on the front page of the paper.
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I haven't heard of any more than usual in our area but it may just be a case of inattentive cashiers coupled with the fact that most $100s in our area are crisp bills which makes it difficult to pick them out without scrutiny. Lots and lots of years ago I managed the money room for a major department store and after handling maybe $100K in bills every night, you could pick out the bad bills just from the feel. Once I even found a $20 with wo different serial #s on the face.
     
  4. martin97

    martin97 Fuel busted Trucker. Founding Member

    Two major banks in pendleton, oregon have taken in about 3000.00 of these bills in the past 20 days. I have not heard whats going on in the smaller banks.
    I bet they are all over the indian casino's in the area, that would seem like a good place to dump bogus cash.
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Bingo
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Saw reports last night that they are all over TN now too.
    I thought the change to the Funny Money was supposed to make it harder. I can't pass a $50 without the little Pen coming out to test it.

    I'm going back to Gold and Silver
     
  7. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Around here, I think it would be easier to buy gas with rupees than $50's
     
  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Pay everyone in coins, serves them right.
     
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