Cambexo will provide you with resources in order to make your experience as easy and smooth as possible. For example, in order to make your trip as smooth as possible, you should familiarize yourself with how to spot counterfeit money. Depending on the currency you are looking to trade, this site can provide you with a guide. Getting to know these tips will help become a more vigilant tourist. Let’s face it, as a foreigner, there chances of getting slipped a fake bill are always present, whether from your local waiter or random taxi driver. Thankfully, you’ll be able to read this blog and avoid any unpleasant surprises.
A common scam we recently heard of is where a taxi driver will accuse you of slipping him counterfeit money when it is in fact real. He will switch the bill without you noticing and will return you a false note, demanding you to replace it with a real one. If you can state how you already know to recognize counterfeit bills in his currency, the argument should be yours to win. Of course, we also recommend you pay close attention to the way he handles the payment once you had it to him.
Here’s a quick video on how you can spot counterfeit US bills:
So as you can see, it can be quite easy to spot a fake bill when you take the time. You just have to know what to look for. If you want absolute certainty, you can also head to eBay and buy a counterfeit currency pen:
So with this information, hopefully you will have a worry-free vacation. Be sure to share with friends so they too can avoid unpleasant situations while travelling.