New Glasgow, N.S. businesses seeing rash of bogus American bills

New Glasgow Regional Police are warning that there are counterfeit U.S. bills circulating in the area form reports from businesses. Provided/ New Glasgow Regional Police

Police in New Glasgow, N.S., are warning about counterfeit American $100 bills that are circulating in the area and have shown up in local businesses.

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“The $100 U.S. counterfeit bills appear to be very realistic and authentic,” said New Glasgow Regional Police Const. Ken Macdonald in a news release.

“Technology becomes increasingly sophisticated in making these bills especially harder to detect.”

Police remind businesses to check for security features on currency. Provided/ New Glasgow Regional Police

Police point out American currency has a number of security features, such as watermarks, a colour-shifting bell in the inkwell symbol, and a security thread embedded vertically. In the case of the $100 bill, there is a blue ribbon woven into the paper.

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Police are also reminding business owners they do not have to accept a bill if they suspect it is counterfeit.

Anyone who receives a counterfeit bill can call New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941.

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