Barriere RCMP Constable Evan Cadwallader advises businesses and individuals within the North Thompson Valley to be careful accepting old $20 bills, not the new polymer ones.
Cadwallader reports that there has been at least one counterfeit bill received in the community of Barriere. If you think that you have detected a counterfeit note, you should, if possible:
• Keep the note and record all relevant information (denomination, serial number, etc.).
• Record the details on how you received the note: time, context, description of the person who gave you the note, description of any accomplices, vehicle license plate number, etc.
• Contact local police.
• Give the note to the police. Ask for a receipt. The note will be returned to you if it is determined to be genuine by the Bureau for Counterfeit and Document Examinations.