Counterfeit American money is being circulated in the Comox Valley

Counterfeit bills being circulated in the Comox Valley

RCMP asking retailers to be extra vigilant

  • Dec. 15, 2016 7:00 a.m.

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, the Comox Valley RCMP are reminding everyone to be vigilant with cash transactions, as counterfeit bills have been recently passed.

“In the past few weeks, he Comox Valley RCMP have been made aware of more than $200 USD worth of counterfeit money being passed at local businesses,” said Cst. Rob Gardner, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer. “It is imperative that you take the time to look over bills and know their security features, before accepting them. If you have any concerns, you can refuse to accept them. All the bills reported of late, have been $20 USD bills.”

The Comox Valley RCMP are requesting that any suspicious activities, while people are paying for their purchases, be reported. Several of the bills have been used for separate purchases at the same business within minutes. Please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you have any information regarding these activities.

 

For further information regarding Counterfeit currency, visit:

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