GREENSTONE, Ont. – Residents in the Greenstone area are being warned to watch out for fake $50 bills, following a string of incidents involving counterfeit currency.
Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve responded to three separate incidents involving fake $50 bills with similar characteristics over roughly the past week, in Longlac and Geraldton.
The force is warning residents and retailers to watch out for tell-tale signs observed in recent instances:
- The bills are thick paper not polymer
- The translucent plastic on these bills is actually just tape
- There are hash marks on the top right corner of the face side of the bill, or the corner may be just cut off
- In all examples the maple leaf on the left side is not translucent, and is not a hologram
More information about security features on Canadian currency is available at the Bank of Canada website.
OPP also warned earlier this month of fake $50 bills circulating in Fort Frances.