The Edmonton Police Service would like to thank the Bank of Canada for assisting with this information.
Dealing with suspicious money
First and foremost, if you are suspicious about money that you are handed DURING a transaction, assess the situation to ensure that you are not at risk. Remember that your customer could be an innocent victim and not realize that the note is suspicious, so be courteous.
Politely refuse the money and explain that you suspect that the note is counterfeit.
Ask the customer for another note (and check it too).
Advise the customer to check the suspicious note with local police.
- Inform your local police of a possible attempt to pass counterfeit money.
Did you know?
Posters, leaflets, handbooks, DVDs, and more can be downloaded or ordered on the Bank of Canada website. Free training is also provided on request.
For more information, visit the website listed above or call 1-888-513-8212.