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WELLS FARGO just passed us a counterfeit $50.00 bill

 
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My husband just went and cashed his check at Wells Fargo. He only had $3.00 in $1.00 bills in his pocket until cashing his check. Then he went to the store and tried to pay with one of the fifty dollar bills he had just gotten at Wells Fargo. Well, they told him it was no good. They showed him it had 3 marks on the bill already which he didn't notice before. He could have only gotten these bills at Wells Fargo. So then he went to another store and while he was on the phone with me one of the helpers at this store overheard our conversation. He said we could do whatever we wanted but that the bank will take the fifty and not give us anything in return because we can't prove that's where we got it. Then he looked at the bill and it has the red & blue ink and the threads it is supposed to have. Also has the strip in it. I didn't think the bank could make a mistake like this. Don't they have to check the cash they are passing out? Are we just out the cash. I have no idea how many of the bills are even good that he has? What would you do. It's about 2k. I guess we should shred the fifty so we don't get in trouble trying to get rid of it? And take one of those pens in and mark all the bills before accepting them in front of the cashier? If the bank can't tell, how the hell are we supposed to know when they give them to us?
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Do what doctors do. Get a second opinion.
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He did, he went to a second store and asked them to check it. They did. Told him it was fake too. Anyway to recover it from the bank passing it out? Does anyone else have experience of this? I heard the way to crash an economy is to fill it with counterfeit money. Must be some pretty good counterfeit huh?
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He did, he went to a second store and asked them to check it. They did. Told him it was fake too. Anyway to recover it from the bank passing it out? Does anyone else have experience of this? I heard the way to crash an economy is to fill it with counterfeit money. Must be some pretty good counterfeit huh?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 886477


Unfortunately being a bank is no guarantee of being honest, or ethical. I won't waste time with my horror stories, but I would stop going to that bank, and, I'd probably carry one of those pens with me to check every bill from now on. So what if they are offended; as you can see, you're out the cash if they make the mistake!
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Man, I can't believe it. It's like they stole 50.00 from us and there's nothing we can do.
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You are out the 50 bucks, and if you try to return it to the bank or take it anywhere else you may be charged with felony counter-fitting. Simply for passing the bill along, or even trying to, or really even just having it in your possession. Shred it, and buy one of those pens they use to check bills. Check all the bills the bank gives you in the future, in front of them.

Seriously, I've heard of at least 2 people around here arrested for the same thing. They also claimed to have gotten the bills from the bank. Once the bills are in your possession, you are on the hook for anything that might happen.

Goodluck.
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My husband just went and cashed his check at Wells Fargo. He only had $3.00 in $1.00 bills in his pocket until cashing his check. Then he went to the store and tried to pay with one of the fifty dollar bills he had just gotten at Wells Fargo. Well, they told him it was no good. They showed him it had 3 marks on the bill already which he didn't notice before. He could have only gotten these bills at Wells Fargo. So then he went to another store and while he was on the phone with me one of the helpers at this store overheard our conversation. He said we could do whatever we wanted but that the bank will take the fifty and not give us anything in return because we can't prove that's where we got it. Then he looked at the bill and it has the red & blue ink and the threads it is supposed to have. Also has the strip in it. I didn't think the bank could make a mistake like this. Don't they have to check the cash they are passing out? Are we just out the cash. I have no idea how many of the bills are even good that he has? What would you do. It's about 2k. I guess we should shred the fifty so we don't get in trouble trying to get rid of it? And take one of those pens in and mark all the bills before accepting them in front of the cashier? If the bank can't tell, how the hell are we supposed to know when they give them to us?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 886477



You are assuming WF can't tell true from counterfeit currency... I wouldn't make that assumption.

As to what to do at this point? Fake money works like this: He who has it last gets shafted.

Now another person could have walked into the bank 5 minutes prior to your husband's arrival and given the teller 2 fake 50's and said: "I need change - 100 One dollar bills please." And if the teller couldn't see they were fake, she'd put them in her drawer and then they were handed out to the next sucker who walked in (sorry, but your husband).

The only way not to get stung is to recognize while still in the bank the first time that it is fake and point it out to them. Then they are on the hook for it (though I'm sure , being a bank, there is some program in place for them to get refunded 100% of their losses plus something else fortheir troubles).

So all you can do is:

Eat it
Or
Attempt to pass it on to some other unsuspecting person and stick 'em with it. But now you know the truth so you could be arrested for counterfeiting if someone were to say you passed a bad bill knowing it was bad.
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Welp, shredded and burned within the next 5 minutes. I can't believe the bank gets away with this! Damn, guess they'll make people "happy" to go electronic. You get screwed with cash enough, it would be dangerous to even have the crap.
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My husband just went and cashed his check at Wells Fargo. He only had $3.00 in $1.00 bills in his pocket until cashing his check. Then he went to the store and tried to pay with one of the fifty dollar bills he had just gotten at Wells Fargo. Well, they told him it was no good. They showed him it had 3 marks on the bill already which he didn't notice before. He could have only gotten these bills at Wells Fargo. So then he went to another store and while he was on the phone with me one of the helpers at this store overheard our conversation. He said we could do whatever we wanted but that the bank will take the fifty and not give us anything in return because we can't prove that's where we got it. Then he looked at the bill and it has the red & blue ink and the threads it is supposed to have. Also has the strip in it. I didn't think the bank could make a mistake like this. Don't they have to check the cash they are passing out? Are we just out the cash. I have no idea how many of the bills are even good that he has? What would you do. It's about 2k. I guess we should shred the fifty so we don't get in trouble trying to get rid of it? And take one of those pens in and mark all the bills before accepting them in front of the cashier? If the bank can't tell, how the hell are we supposed to know when they give them to us?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 886477

wells fargo has surveillance if he was there its on tape
political correctness is a doctrine.... fostered by a delusional, illogical minority...... and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media; which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
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wells fargo has surveillance if he was there its on tape
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How would he prove that it is the same cash they gave him. I wasn't planning on donating fifty to the bankers again today.
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wells fargo has surveillance if he was there its on tape


How would he prove that it is the same cash they gave him. I wasn't planning on donating fifty to the bankers again today.
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take the entire incident to the state dept of banking if the bank mgr isnt cooperative. call the media too.....givem some (more) bad press. youtube it. viral it.....
political correctness is a doctrine.... fostered by a delusional, illogical minority...... and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media; which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
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take the entire incident to the state dept of banking if the bank mgr isnt cooperative. call the media too.....givem some (more) bad press. youtube it. viral it.....
 Quoting: Phennommennonn


Wow! I want you on my team. I can't believe they aren't responsible to check this crap. I mean all the stores damn sure do... but yet a bank can pass these out? Wow, the irony.
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04/23/2010 08:31 PM
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Just grab a few of these, mark them in front of the bank teller. =)

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04/23/2010 08:35 PM
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With all this technology, you would think the bank would have a computer-scanner-machine to pass money through to determine fraudulent bills.
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04/23/2010 08:38 PM
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Has a bank passed one to anyone else before? I really thought that it was safe coming from a bank. Bad day for me. I'm torn between reporting it to them and not wanting to get in trouble myself. Like the above poster noted, the guy at the store said it could be used as trouble against us. What a system.
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And so it begins...
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04/23/2010 08:42 PM
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OP,

you are full of shit. There is no way WELLS FARGO do that to your husband. Every bank has a machine to read and identify bills.
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04/23/2010 08:43 PM
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How the hell does the guy on the street get the strip put in the middle, the hologram right and the threads too but can't get it to not mark with their pens?
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Has it crossed your mind to go back to the bank and tell them what happen to see if they can help?
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I would deposit it back into the bank.
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OP,

you are full of shit. There is no way WELLS FARGO do that to your husband. Every bank has a machine to read and identify bills.
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You're an idiot. But then again every thread needs one. Your grammar lends credence to your ability to think let alone have any valuable knowledge to share with myself. Now, get your cookies and milk drank before I knock your ass down AND GO TO BED NAUGHTY BOY. I'm not in the mood.
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Has it crossed your mind to go back to the bank and tell them what happen to see if they can help?
 Quoting: Carbon Boy


Yes, actually that's exactly what I told my husband to do when he was overheard by the helper at the store. The helper said it could be turned on us, so I'm not sure I want the headache. Just wondering if anyone had actually had it happen and what the result of their actions were.
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OP,

you are full of shit. There is no way WELLS FARGO do that to your husband. Every bank has a machine to read and identify bills.


You're an idiot. But then again every thread needs one. Your grammar lends credence to your ability to think let alone have any valuable knowledge to share with myself. Now, get your cookies and milk drank before I knock your ass down AND GO TO BED NAUGHTY BOY. I'm not in the mood.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 886477


THERE IS NO WAY A BANK GAVE YOUR HUSBAND 2K WITH FAKE 50 DOLLAR BILLS.

YOU NEED TO CONTACT US SECRET SERVICE WITH ALL THESE FAKE BILLS. OTHERWISE, YOUR HUSBY IS DOING SOME SERIOUS TIME IN A FED PRISON.
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Can you not read, I don't know that anymore than 50.00 of it was fake.
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a counterfeit $50.00 bill
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Get more!!!!!!!

Photo copy both sides of the original

go to the FBI with it. They LOVE chasing banks and bad money.
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OP this happened to me at an airport, $100
I called my bank and gave them the case number,
they told me tuff shit, so I asked to speak
to the next person in the chain of command to
argue my case. Eventually I reached the district manager
and got the cold shoulder, so i asked to speak to
the person that signed her paycheck,,,,,,she called me back
in two days and said a check was in the mail.

Stay after them and keep calling, I'm proof you can
bitch and irritate them enough to get your money.

Good Luck
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Think about it, what's going to happen when this happens commonly to anyone on here? Our currency is worth even less than it is now and having cash is taking unacceptable risk.
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Same thing happened to my sister with a $100 bill. Honest to a fault, she just took the loss. Be very leery when receiving money in denominations over $50; only use a teller, and look at the money in front of them to determine where the strip is that reads the denomination. Apparently, the strip can't be counterfeited (sp?), but the watermark of the corresponding president can. Sorry for your dilemma.
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I'm sorry to say but I've heard this story many times, you're out of the $50. The best thing to do is what you said, get one of those pens to check it yourself and do it every time you get cash from a bank. Banks like to pass the bills they get in deposits that day to avoid the collateral, LOL well thats my speculation :)
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now you dont think well fargo is going to eat the 50 they just passet it on to you





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