TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The "O" Division RCMP is reminding the public and retailers to pay close attention to the bank
notes they receive. A number of counterfeit $20 notes from the most
recent series of paper bank notes (with the metallic stripe) have been
passed in Ontario over the last few weeks.
As always, we are advising retailers and the public to check two or more
security features. These $20 counterfeits can be easily detected when
compared with a note that you know is genuine. All denominations in
this series have the same security features. Once you know how to check
the features on one note, you know how to check any denomination. It
takes only minutes to learn how and a few seconds to check your money.
Checking cash is a quick and reliable deterrent to counterfeiting.
This series of paper bank notes has reliable security features to
Metallic stripe - Tilt the note back and forth. The numbers and maple
leaves change colour.
Raised Ink - Feel for the thicker ink on the large number, the shoulders
of the portrait and the text "BANK OF CANADA ● BANQUE DU CANADA"
Ghost Image - Hold the bill up to the light and look through it. A
small watermark of the portrait appears;
Security Thread - Hold the bill up to the light and look through it.
The dashes on the back of the note become a solid line.
Training materials on counterfeit detection are available by calling the
Bank of Canada's toll-free number at 1-888-513-8212. Materials can
also be downloaded from the Bank's website at www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes.
If you come across a bank note you believe to be counterfeit, please
contact your local police.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
For media inquiries, please call:
Cpl Tim LAURENCE
RCMP Financial Crime Unit (GTA)
"O" Division (Ontario)
Website: RCMP in Ontario