Learn how to spot and avoid counterfeit money

Learn how to avoid counterfeit money.
Learn how to avoid counterfeit money.

At a time when even a child's lemonade stand or the family yard sale isn't safe from thieves trying to pass along fake cash, the federal government is offering a new video that shows how to spot counterfeit money.

"When a business or consumer accepts a counterfeit note, they are the ones who end up losing the money. It is important for the public to be educated about what security features to look for on the new $100 note. By knowing those features, businesses and consumers can be confident they are accepting a genuine note," Kenneth T. Jenkins, U.S. Secret Service criminal investigations special agent in charge, said in a statement.