Fake $100 bills in Many, Louisiana

The photo shows a counterfeit $100.00 bill that was passed at a local restaurant in Many, Louisiana on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. After examining the bill, it was clear that the bill did not have the color shifting ink on the numerals.

Modern bills are imprinted with overt (or visible) security features that help identify counterfeit money. The most prominent is the color shifting ink used on bills produced after 2006. To identify the color shifting ink look at the lower-right hand corner of the bill’s face. Notice the printed numeral and tilt the bill back and forth. Depending on the angle at which you view the bill the color will shift from grey to green and back again. This is the first step in identifying fake money. Color shifting ink is very difficult to replicate and usually cannot be done on a laser printer.

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