Consumer alert: Fake U.S. $20 bills making the rounds in Windsor
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:01AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:04AM EDT
Windsor police is asking consumers and businesses to be extra vigilant after a number of counterfeit U.S. $20 bills have been used in the region.
According to police, several counterfeit $20 bills have passed through stores in the Windsor area over the last few weeks.
As a result, officers have issued advice on how to easily detect whether these bills are real:
- Hold the bill up to the light and look through it. A small watermark of the portrait appears.
- Look at the number “20” in the lower right corner – when you tilt the note up and down, the number “20” changes color from copper to green.
- Hold the bill up to the light and look through it. There should be a security thread embedded in the bank note that runs vertically up one side of the note.
If you come across a fake bill, you’re asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.