Fake Money Floating Around In Eastern New Mexico

Portales police are hoping you contact authorities if you spot any funny money floating around in Eastern New Mexico.

Police say Portales and Clovise area businesses received counterfeit $50 and $100. Portales police Captain Lonnie Berry says it is the time of year for scams and counterfeit money. He advises people to be aware of any bills that seem different.

Police say you can tell a fake from a real bill by the texture. Bills typically have incorrect printing and inside fake 50's or 100's there is no security tape. Portales police are encouraging anyone who sees suspicious money to call them at 575-356-4404.