Sari-Sari Store Owner Disappointed After Receiving Fake Money

Sari-Sari Store Owner Airs Dismay Over Fake Money She Received From Customer

A sari-sari store owner has expressed her disappointment after unknowingly accepting fake money from a customer.

Recently, Meralie Angeles, a Facebook user, shared a photo of the counterfeit money she received from a customer. The post immediately circulated online and elicited comments from the netizens.

The incident happened during a busy sales day on a Sunday (June 9, 2024), when her store was particularly active.

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In her post, Meralie urged fellow store owners and customers to be more careful when handling cash. She described how the fake money had gone unnoticed until she tried to deposit her earnings at the bank.

The bank identified the counterfeit note, which had been mixed in with her legitimate earnings. Angeles shared tips on how to distinguish real money from fake.

In a previous story, a delivery rider cries after spending his last money to fake booking

Here are some specific features to identify counterfeit bills:

Watermark Circle – Real bills have a small circle watermark that can be seen when held up to the light.

Flag Logo Size – The logo of the flag on the counterfeit note was slightly larger than on genuine bills.

Texture – Despite the fake bill’s realistic appearance, it did not crumple easily like real money.

These slight differences can be challenging to spot, especially during a busy day.

Here is the full post:

“Hello mga ka sss maging mabusisi tayo sa pera hindi mo akalaing fake ayan sinulatan ko ibinalik nang banko pag dposit ko may isang nakahalo benta ko kahapon sunday medyo malakas bentahan kahapon yung palatandaan yung circle na parang thumbmark yung tunay meron pa yan small circle pag ilawan mo sa fake wala yan at medyo malaki ang logo na flag tinuro sa akin sa bank kaya hindi pansin na fake dahil magka pareho talaga kahit kusutin mo pa hindi rin nagugusot”

Many people expressed sympathy for Meralie, sharing similar experiences of encountering fake money. Others offered additional tips on how to spot fake bills, emphasizing the need for increased awareness and caution.

Here are some of the comments:

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