Garage Sale Money

 

 

When having a garage sale be sure the money you receive isn't counterfeit.

Criminals are getting bolder in using fake bills in places where they don't expect the person receiving the bill to be expecting fake money.

When having a garage sale never accept anything larger than a $20.00. Make a sign saying that and place it on the cashier's table. Never accept a $50 or $100 bill. These are most often fakes.

If one does a lot of business with garage sales get a detector pens from a business supply store.

When suspecting a bill tell the customer you don't have the change and tell them you'll be glad to hold the item while they go get smaller bills at a store or bank.

Accepting coinage is the only other recourse.

For more information on garage sales:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2006/08/02/garagesale-warning.html
http://www.apluswriting.net/garage/garage.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
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