Be Aware of Counterfeit Money and Continued Scammers This Time of Year

Be Aware of Counterfeit Money and Continued Scammers This Time of Year

January 13, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Dawson Peterson dawsonrjradio@arvig.net (1/13/21)

Fosston, MN — According to the United States Department of Treasury, an estimated $70 Million in counterfeit bills are in circulation. Counterfeit money can pop up virtually anywhere with the constant exchange of bills every day. Most recently, at Ultima Bank in Fosston, they came across a counterfeit $20 Bill.

Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman says it isn’t uncommon to encounter counterfeit money this time of year coming out of the holidays, but he offers up a few tips for you to be aware of when you are receiving money.

January is also the time of year where folks start thinking about their taxes, meaning that you will likely be contacted by scammers looking for your information. Sheriff Tadman warns that there is another scam going around about getting your covid-19 vaccine early if you pay for it.

As a reminder, never give out any information to anyone. If you are questioning the legitimacy of a call you receive, Tadman says, one of the best things you can do is check with someone you know and ask if they think the call is legitimate.