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U.S. Secret Service: Beware of con artists passing fake money

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Washington, D.C. - Secret Service agents think a lot of people are committing crimes when they shop and don't even know it.

According to Special Agent Louis Stephens, the number of con artists passing on counterfeit money is on the rise. "The last person holding it takes the loss. So, it really pays to examine your currency before you accept it," says Stephens. He stresses it's a federal crime to possess counterfeit cash.

The U.S. Secret Service's website has a list of tell tale signs to look for to help you determine if someone is trying to pass fake money to you. Click here, to take a look at the list. The website also has information about what to do, if you think someone has given you fake cash.  

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