The BC RCMP are reminding the public to check the security features of all the bank notes that they receive, including the new polymer series notes. A small number of counterfeit $100 polymer bills have recently been detected in the Lower Mainland. The public can protect themselves by checking the security features of their notes or comparing suspicious notes with a genuine note.
“Protecting the economic integrity of Canada is one of the five National strategic priorities for the RCMP” says Sgt Duncan Pound, RCMP Federal Media Relations Officer for British Columbia. “Crime Prevention is a cornerstone of the RCMP’s overarching approach to law enforcement, and working with the Bank of Canada to help educate the public about the security of Canadian bank notes is vitally important to us.”
Anyone with information about counterfeiting should contact the Federal RCMP at 778-290-4510, or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.bccrimestoppers.com
Training materials on counterfeit detection are available by calling the Bank of Canada’s toll-free number at 1 888 513-8212. They can also be accessed or ordered from their website at http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/
We would like to remind the public to check two or more security features on all bills they receive.
If you come across a bill you believe to be counterfeit, please contact your local police.