St. Albert, Alberta – St. Albert RCMP are warning the community of counterfeit bank notes (money) being circulated to various businesses in St. Albert. RCMP advise since November 9th, 2016 they have received six reports of counterfeit bills, of those five were $100.00 bills and the sixth was a $20.00 bill.
According to the Prevention of Theft and Frauds for Business People Bank note security features are a quick and reliable method to look for to indicate if a bill is either real, or a fake. Features such as the holographic stripe, watermark portrait, iridescent maple leaves to name just a few.
Should a business receive a counterfeit note, stop the transaction and request another note and if possible keep the suspected counterfeit. Do not however, compromise your safety for the sake of keeping the bank note. Contact the police. Record the details of how you received the note such as time, number of notes, denominations, context and descriptors of who gave you the note.
For further information, go to www.prevention-commerce.com
If you have information about these incidents, please call the St. Albert R.C.M.P. at 780-458-7700 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
St. Albert RCMP