GREENSBORO, N.C. - Real or fake?
Counterfeit money is a big problem across the nation.
The U.S. Secret Service says counterfeit cash reports increase during the holiday season.
Greensboro police have already seen 140 fake cash reports so far this year.
"We see a lot of it," said Detective Robert Mensel. "Technology has become more available now where you can easily produce counterfeit money with just a printer or a laptop."
You can help prevent the spread of fake cash if you know how to spot it.
"You should look for duplicate serial numbers," said Detective Mensel. "You should also look for the texture of a counterfeit note as compared to a real note."
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