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OPP warn of fake $50 bills in Greenstone

Police report three incidents involving counterfeit $50 bills in the area over the past week.

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.