bbbbbCounterfeit money scams have been in existence since before the Civil War. And, although security features continue to be added to currency, counterfeiters' techniques and use of digital technology often make it difficult to detect a forged bill. BBB has been alerted that counterfeit bills have been circulating in the East Texas area and is advising businesses to make sure staff is adequately trained on how to detect them.

“Reviewing the various security features with staff can be the first line of defense against counterfeiters”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB serving Central East Texas. “If your employees are very familiar with what a real bill looks like they are less likely to be fooled by a fake one.”

BBB advises business owners to make sure their employees know the marks of real cash.