Public warned vs fake peso bills

THE police warned the public against fake peso bills following reports of counterfeit bills circulating in the province.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, Bacolod City Police Office spokesperson, also warned those circulating the fake money that they could be arrested for it is a crime.

A SunStar Bacolod source revealed that while establishments have just resumed operation due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), there are already stores who were victimized by unscrupulous individuals who used counterfeit bills with P1,000 and P500 denominations.

Pico said, everyone should carefully scrutinize paper bills when receiving money so that they won’t fall victims.

“Fake money has lighter colors and the material used through its textures can be easily determined,” Pico said.

“We are in crisis this time because of Covid-19 but there are still people who would take advantage of the situation. So, we must be vigilant and immediately report to the nearest police station if you encounter such act,” Pico told the public.

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