Thursday, 30 June 2022 13:53

Local Consumer Alert... “Movie Money” Scam

Local Consumer Alert... “Movie Money” Scam

Just letting everyone know that my sister-in-law and nephew had a garage sale up in broadalbin and a guy came and bought a weed wacker for $40 and gave a $100 bill, then promptly skedaddled out of the yard. This was all fine and dandy until she got ahold of it and realized and looked at the 100 bill which in the small print to the upper right of Benjamin Franklin it says “movie money”. The guy had scammed a 13-year-old kid with movie prop paper. This is the fourth time I have heard second hand information about thieves using this “movie money” to scam and defraud people. EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE VERY AWARE THAT THIS SCAM IS BECOMING EPIDEMIC. Movie money can be obtained on eBay Amazon and many other places. While it is illegal to try to pass it off as real money: fact: *it is not illegal to own*.. And the authorities are doing nothing to proactively contain this situation or make people aware of the scope of this issue . These movie money bills look very realistic you should check your wallets and purses to make sure you don’t have any and you’ve been scammed. And worse yet.. if you get caught using them: you’re the one who will go up on federal charges not the person who gave it to you.

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