AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – An Agawam man received counterfeit cash after selling his car to two Connecticut men.
John Vancini advertised his 2003 Acura CL last week on Craigslist. The two men paid $1,600 cash for the car.
It wasn’t until Vancini used some of the cash the next day to pay for gas, when he found out it was counterfeit cash.
“I went to purchase gas and used $30 out of $200, an the lady behind the counter said ‘This is counterfeit.’ I was surprised of course, and I didn’t believe it,” said Vancini.
Vancini has filed a police report with state police, who are investigating the situation.
It’s important you check incoming cash to make sure it’s real. Once you take possession of counterfeit money, you can’t spend it, and no one will reimburse you.
Conterfeit money can be spotted by checking the serial numbers. If the numbers on two bills are the same, they’er fake.
You can also check with a special pen that shows a black line on the money when it’s fake.