Pedego Bikes and Bay Hardware are among the businesses that accepted checks from a closed account. Several businesses along Main Street also accepted fake bills, some as small as $5, the chamber reported.
Chamber officials issued the bad check and counterfeit currency alert last week to warn business owners about fraud.
- Ask for a valid drivers license with physical address (no PO boxes)
- Get a phone number
- request a
stamp finger print on the back of check
- When in doubt ask your customer to go to the bank or ask for another form of payment