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Old 12-01-08, 12:34 PM
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Where do I get a bill counterfeit marker?

Are those available at, let's say, Wal-mart? Where would you go to buy one? I'm about to sell two Kindles (long story, can post later) and it a few hundred dollars in cash.
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You should be able to get them in just about any place that has a fairly decent stationery section.
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Never even heard of these. Here's a top google result though:
http://www.fraudfighter.com/articles...erPensDontWork
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Any office supply store stills them I think.
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Office Depot, Staples, Office max, etc.

Here's the office depot link: http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...tor-Pens-Pack/

$3 a pen.
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Never even heard of these. Here's a top google result though:
http://www.fraudfighter.com/articles...erPensDontWork
I think it's safe to assume if you hold it up to the light to see the strip, if you can see the watermark and if the ink changes shades as you move it, it's probably real and you have no need for a marker (easy if it's newer hundreds)
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Originally Posted by pilot View Post
I think it's safe to assume if you hold it up to the light to see the strip, if you can see the watermark and if the ink changes shades as you move it, it's probably real and you have no need for a marker (easy if it's newer hundreds)
You can also look for a strip that is embedded in the bill that says the value of the bill. These strips don't show when someone uses say an expensive color copier to try to copy the bills. It's literally within the fabric of the bill.
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Just ask for the payment in change.
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Someone gave me the idea to meet him at his bank and watch as he makes the withdrawal, and I'll have someone with me to make sure he doesn't try to get both the cash and the Kindles

This seems like a better idea. His bank is Wells Fargo.
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Use WellsFargo.com's "Find a bank location" search to make sure the guy hasn't set up a fake bank staffed with actors and stocked the thing entirely with fake bills. You can never be too careful.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
You can also look for a strip that is embedded in the bill that says the value of the bill. These strips don't show when someone uses say an expensive color copier to try to copy the bills. It's literally within the fabric of the bill.
I did say "hold it up to the light to see the strip"
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I did say "hold it up to the light to see the strip"
Anytime I've had big withdrawals, I've found that there's always at least a few of the older bills included-- without the strips, the watermarks, the color-shifting ink, etc.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
Never even heard of these. Here's a top google result though:
http://www.fraudfighter.com/articles...erPensDontWork
I'm sure the idea of the pen is more psychological than anything. Sure it's easy to fool the pen marker, but it's probably easier and safer to just go to another store that doesn't check. Even if you think your bills will pass, it's always better to take less risk.

It's the same thing with The Club. Any idiot with a hacksaw can get that thing off in under a minute, but it's just easier to go break into another car without one. Same thing with people with home alarm systems.

At the end of the day, nothing is 100% safe. You just want to be safe enough that it's easier to not target you.
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Originally Posted by pilot View Post
I did say "hold it up to the light to see the strip"
Sounded like you were more interested in the watermark. I wanted to drive home the point of the strip. Believe in the strip!

Ok I goofed. I'm ready for a nap.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Sounded like you were more interested in the watermark. I wanted to drive home the point of the strip. Believe in the strip!
The strip was the first modern security measure used for U.S. currency, but it's always good to go with a combination of features, if your bills have them.

They've been layering on these security features over the years, so it's best to check as many as you can. Last week I received, in change, a Federal Reserve Note ($10) from 1963, in almost perfect condition. Zilch in the way of modern security features, so maybe it was just a great fake.
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Originally Posted by GoVegan View Post
Use WellsFargo.com's "Find a bank location" search to make sure the guy hasn't set up a fake bank staffed with actors and stocked the thing entirely with fake bills. You can never be too careful.


I was thinking along the same lines. You're too paranoid.
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Who needs them. I always use suspect bills at self check out places. I don't want to be stuck with those things.
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how often do people pass counterfeit bills?
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Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
how often do people pass counterfeit bills?
85% of the time that they are swallowed.
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Figures... I read the thread title as "bill counterfeit maker" and thought this was a perfect way for me to pay for Christmas this year.
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
Someone gave me the idea to meet him at his bank and watch as he makes the withdrawal, and I'll have someone with me to make sure he doesn't try to get both the cash and the Kindles

This seems like a better idea. His bank is Wells Fargo.
He could be The Flash, and be hard-up for cash. He'd switch bills at the ATM and you'd never know it.

In any case, you'll have to post your story. Sounds interesting.
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I have a story about those markers.

Several years ago I loaned a co-worker some money when she had a hair-brained invention scheme. So, when she finally paid me back with cash, one of the $100 bills felt funny and just didn't seem... "right." I planned on asking her about but she got a job at Home Depot. Some time later, I was buying something at Best Buy and I pulled that bill out. I totally forgot I still had it.

With trepidation, I handed the bill to the cashier and she swiped it with the marker. My heart sank as a very dark mark was made.

"Hmmm, I've been having trouble with this marker all day. Hey Bob, do you have one of the new markers on you?"

With the new marker in hand, she does another swipe. It was yellow... but looked a little dark to me. I had visions of the S.W.A.T Team surrounding the building. I was going DOWN

She hands me my change and I walk out... quickly.
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GatorDeb, I'm a just a bit offended. Those $5 bills I stuffed in your Bra were real.
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Originally Posted by GoVegan View Post
Use WellsFargo.com's "Find a bank location" search to make sure the guy hasn't set up a fake bank staffed with actors and stocked the thing entirely with fake bills. You can never be too careful.
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I have had them do that at Wal-mart and I think Target. That would be fun to stand there and do it to the bills they give you in change.


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