Fake American $20’s Making Their Way Around Windsor

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

Posted at 12:14pm

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Windsor Police are remind the public to pay attention to cash they receive after a number of counterfeit $20 notes were reported to be used in the Windsor area of the past few weeks.

Police are advising retailers and the public to check for two or more security features on the bank note. They say the $20 counterfeits can be easily detected when compared with a note that you know is genuine.

Reliable security features to verify on the US $20 bank note include:

  • Watermark- Hold the bill up to the light and look through it. A small watermark of the portrait appears.
  • Color-Shifting Ink- 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.
  • Security Thread – 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 in contact with a counterfeit bank note contact the Windsor Police Service Financial Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700 ext 4330.

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