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Scammers approaching customers in parking lot, Carlyle bank says

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First National Bank officials in Carlyle warned customers of scammers who are targeting people in various business’ parking lots and distributing counterfeit bills.

The fraudsters are going around to people in parking lots and asking people to make change for $100 and $50 bills, a Facebook post from the bank stated. Those bills have been counterfeit.

“You should be suspicious of anyone asking for you to make change when they can easily go into a business or a bank and make change,” the post stated.

Bank officials wrote that if anyone is questioning the legitimacy of a large bill they can stop in the bank and have a teller check to see if it’s counterfeit.

“Stay safe out there,” the posted stated, which was shared by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

Belleville News-Democrat news editor Dana Rieck was selected as Editor and Publisher’s “25 Under 35 Newspaper Leaders” for 2018 and works with the Online News Association in St. Louis. She attended Colorado State University and grew up in Loveland, Colorado.


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