Can you tell the difference between real and fake Canadian money?


2020-01-29 15:10 PST

File # 2020-181

Chetwynd RCMP have received multiple reports of counterfeit Canadian money in the community. Since Friday January 24 2020, different business in Chetwynd had received counterfeit currency.

The RCMP are actively investigating these reports and want the public to be alert when accepting currency and offer these tips to help spot counterfeit bills

One: Feel the note. Canadian currency has raised ink at different points on each note. If you run your fingernail over the shoulders of the portrait on the bill you should feel that ink.

Two: Look at the note: Genuine bills have a finish that doesn't scrape off and colours that don't run when they get wet. The holographic strip should be embedded in the note, not a sticker that can peel off.

Three: Flip the note: The window on each note should have the same colours and details on both sides. It should also have a metallic portrait that mirrors the large face on the bill and changes colour when it's tilted. The windows also have small numbers that match the value of the note.

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If you have any information regarding investigation, contact the Chetwynd RCMP at 250 788-9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222- 8477


Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521


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