I have a counterfeit Morgan silver dollar that I bought from eBay years ago. I didn’t even realize it was counterfeit until years later, after I’d learned a little more and was examining my silver. Now I keep it as a reminder that I can be fooled.
Government will not accept “No” as your final answer. You can hide, you can weasel, you can even get a lawyer. Still, if you stubbornly and openly refuse to obey the government, it will probably kill you. Act accordingly.