Good Morning All,
Tips for identifying counterfeit bills
- On the back of the bill, there is only one serial number - all bills will have two identical serial numbers printed on them. This is in case the bill rips in half, you can identify that the bill is the same. Note how the back of the 100 bill (the top one) only has one serial number
- Bills are made from plastic- the fake one is paper. The person actually cut the clear plastic part from a 5$ bill and taped it together. You can tell because the metal shiny part in the clear section has Wilfred Lauriers face and 5 5 5 5 5 5 written all down it - the bottom bill has Robert Borden and 100 100 100 100 100 written down it
- Bills aren't generally taped together. It should be a first sign that something is wrong with the bill.
- Politely refuse the note and explain that you suspect that it may be counterfeit.
- Ask for another note (and check it too).
- Advise the person to check the note with the local police.
- Inform your local police of a possible attempt to pass suspected counterfeit money.
- Be courteous. Remember that the person in possession of the bill could be an innocent victim who does not realize that the note is suspicious.