BLOOMINGTON--Downtown businesses are on the lookout for counterfeit money following an alert from a local bank.
Fake tens and twenties have been floating through the area
Bloomington police say counterfeit bills are usually smaller than real bills and feel flat.
Real currency has noticeable ridges.
When held up to the light... Counterfeit money also has no watermark or security strip.
Still, Bloomington Public Information Officer Dave White says business owners can be duped, so it's best to be on the lookout.
"If you're passing a $100 bill, your definitely going to have it looked at," said White. "People are going to hold it up, they're going to scrutinize it. "But $20's and $10's they pass so easy, hand to hand most people aren't looking at them all the time."
Banks continue to be on high alert until the issue is resolved.