WWW, INTERNETLAND. (THECOUNT) — What some might call “prop money,” others (like law enforcement,) may call straight-up counterfeit cash, upon examining the phoney bounty sold on websites like wish.com.
The phoney cash, usually sold in large quantities of $100 bills, is legally sold on the internet, as long as it is called a “prop” and not used for legal tender.
A recent episode of A&E Live PD, featured a traffic stop where an officer found a large amount of what he believed to be counterfeit money, but as the ordealed played out on live tv, the officer soon learned from higher ups that his find was completely legal, as the suspect did not attempt pass the near-identical but worthless “props.”
Advertisements for the prop money featured on websites like wish.com, feature pictures of the “novelty” stacked up in different scenarios, one involving a handgun.
You can even choose to purchase prop $100 bills in the old and newly minted ribbon style.
Actual “prop money,” used in the production of a movie, usually contains overt added printing identifying the bill as a fake, but the cash slung on wish – is nearly identical to the real thing.
“New Style Prop Money $100 Full Print Stack for Movie TV Video and bank staff practice Novelty and Photography,” says one seller on wish.
Bank staff practice! No that’s a novel application!