**** HRP Media Release
Counterfeit American Currency
Police are continuing to receive reports of counterfeit American currency in our region.
Over the last five months, police have received 23 reports of counterfeit American $50 and $100 bills being used at local businesses.
Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit are sharing the following tips with businesses and citizens:
- It is always good idea to check the security features in bank notes before accepting them. To learn more about security features on both Canadian and American bank notes visit:
- Don’t accept a bill you believe is counterfeit.
- Contact police at 902-490-5020 if you think you’ve received a counterfeit bill or if someone attempts to use a bill that appears to be counterfeit.