By David Klassen
RCMP are warning Manitobans to be vigilant when accepting U.S. $100 banknotes due to an increase in counterfeiting.
Over the past two weeks, the Edmonton Police Service has noticed a surge in the counterfeit U.S. $100 bills in its area, and police advise they could be heading east.
These banknotes are very good quality and contain security features that closely mimic the legitimate bills. The majority are being tendered at retail businesses located in shopping malls.
Specific security information on the new bills is available at MoneyFactory.gov.
Businesses aren’t just experiencing a problem with U.S. currency, it’s also a problem with Canadian currency. Earlier this month, the Brandon Police Service warned of fake $100 bills making their way around the Wheat City (see photo).