How it works:
- Situation: unfortunately, counterfeit USD bills continue to flow in from Peru and Colombia, thanks to the presence of criminal groups.
- Set-up: here, you can get counterfeit bills from street money changers, unlicensed taxis and even ATMs!
Places to beware:
What to do:
- You can use a detector pen which verifies notes with the starch-iodide test. The iodide will leave a black streak on a fake note as it is made of starch.
- Real notes also have a security strip that will glow if you shine a UV light at it. When you view the numbers on the note, its color will change at different angles. The micro-prints should also be sharp.