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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Counterfeit $100s, $50s and $20s have shown up at a half dozen businesses in Springfield, according to police.
Springfield Police Detective Robert Conrad said police see waves of counterfeit money every now and then, usually around the holidays.
The manager of one of the businesses hit by the funny money said she thinks the poor economy has something to do with the counterfeiting.
Scammers usually target businesses during busiest hours when they know workers will be too busy to closely check the money.
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The U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving offers the following advice:
- If you think you've received a counterfeit bill, do not return it to the passer.
- Delay the person if possible, without causing harm to yourself.
- If you live in the United States, immediately notify the local police or the U.S. Secret Service; if you live outside the U.S., notify the proper authorities.
- Note the passer's physical characteristics, and write down the license plate number and description of the vehicle when possible.
- Safeguard the bill and release it only to the proper authorities.