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Counterfeit Money

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Various dollar bills

Use the TILL method of checking for counterfeit bills:

  • Touch the bill - bank note paper has a unique feel with raised ink on the front of the bill
  • Tilt the bill - watch for the changing colours of the numbers and the maple leaves in the metallic stripe and to the left of the bill
  • Look through the bill - hold the bill up to the light and look for the ghost image and puzzle number near the middle
  • Look at the bill - you need to look carefully to make sure it appears and works as it should when you tilt or look through the note
  • Train staff to check for counterfeit money.

Contact Us

To report counterfeit money, call the non-emergency line at 1-866-876-5423.