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Crime prevention liaison warning public of circulating counterfeit bills in José María Morelos

José María Morelos, Q.R. — Police in the municipality of José María Morelos are warning citizens about the circulation of fake bills. A series of fake 200 peso bills have recently been found used to pay for goods and services in José María Morelos.

Crime Prevention Liaison of the Public Security Directorate of José María Morelos, Natali Colli Chuc, has issued a public alert regarding the counterfeit bills. Colli Chuc says several 200-peso bills were found circulating in the municipality’s town of Dziuché.

She says the counterfeit bills have generated concern in the community. Given this, information has been sent to all businesses affiliated with the “Secure Commerce” program with the aim of preventing local businesses from becoming victims of fraud.

Colli Chuc indicated that the information is being shared with the purpose of raising awareness among citizens and merchants around the state about the existence of counterfeit bills in circulation.

She is urging people to be more alert, especially during the holiday season when cash flow tends to increase.

Crime prevention liaison warning public of circulating counterfeit bills in José María Morelos
Crime Prevention liaison officer Natali Colli Chuc explains how to detect a fake bill. Photo: December 19, 2023.

Colli Chuc says counterfeit bills can be identified by various characteristics such as printing quality, colors and texture, among other details. For this reason, it is important that merchants carefully verify the bills received to avoid being victims of fraud.

She has also asked citizens who suspect counterfeit bills, to report them to authorities.