By hatemyjob - United States
Today, I was working as a cashier at a restaurant. When I receive $50 and $100 bills I am required to have a manager check to make sure they are not counterfeit. Every manager I found yelled at me to find another manager because they were busy. Frustrated, I just accepted the bill. It was fake. FML
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  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

Your job doesn't have counterfeit detection pens? Are you very young and don't know much about money? It really is mainly your manager's fault but you should've forced the issue, refused to take the bill, or checked it thoroughly.

  JamieR1263  |  0

Why don't you have a fluorescent blacklight installed under a nearby counter where the cashier is? Just put the bill under the light, if there's a glowing strip, it's real. It would cost you under $40, so do that, then you don't have to mark the bills with a pen.

  dude247  |  0

I forgot what American dollar it is( I think it's $5)

but u can tell it's real by putting it against the light and you can see a presidents face

  stacme  |  0

I totally agree. It's really not hard to check the bills. Just hold them up to the light and find the watermarks. If there aren't any, it's not real... I don't know why your managers need to check it though. Where I work, there are counterfeit markers for checking, and they're just up at the cash registers for use by any employee. So, both you and your managers fail. Them for not checking, and you for cutting off your nose to spite your face, when you could have so easily checked it without their assistance.


Here is what you do

1. Go online
2. Google a counterfeit detection pen
3. Pay $3
4. Stop being a retard and figure out there is a huge difference between real and fake money...unless your poor as shit and don't k ow what really money feels like

  shyeahh_fml  |  19

The newer bills have a few ways to check. There are the watermarks, the bottom right number is shiny, and the president's coat is ribbed in the picture (feel it if you don't know what I mean). There may be other ways, but those are what my manager pointed out to me when I received a counterfeit $20.

  theian01  |  3

Actually, where I work, we don't accept $100 anymore because the pen doesn't show the fakes anymore. The counterfeit $100's got that good. $50's though are still detectable.

  harmony88  |  0

But at the same time it's not hard to check if a bill is counterfeit or not.... check the strip and the watermark and the color changing ink and run it over with one of those markers, because that's all a manager could do anyway. Her fault and her managers.

  splitsides  |  4

Right, but if the managers aren't teaching employees how to do this because they don't trust them, there's nothing she can do. Also, the markers might not be the best way to check; counterfeiters are now making paper than can get past them.

  donnax0r  |  0

I've seen counterfeits where they would print a 20 over a 5. markers can't detect and you'll still see the watermark. the only difference would be the face appearing on the side.

  namezox  |  0

I guess what they say about blondes are true. There are plenty fake bills with the same color stripes as the real ones. I seen quite a few while back.

  flurffmeister  |  0

I agree with 94. I have an iPhone, and I save whomever reads my comments at least 25% of the time it would otherwise take to interpret my text, because I always type out my words. unless I'm being silly and going all lolspeak; srsly, lrn2type amirite? now, grammar, there's another story. I just suck at that.

  topbanana  |  0

oh my goodness leave iluvtnbc alone! it may be easier for some people to write things in short hand because they are in a hurry. and it's not an excuse, it's an explanation.

  madysin  |  5

sometimes, which is What happened in My town, thieves get extra clever and bleach real bills in small increments and print 50s and 100s on the bill. the pen will mark it as a real bill but Its not a real 50 or 100. always check the watermarks.