Counterfeit money collected by the RNC Submitted photo
Police in the St. John's metro area are again warning the public of a counterfeit money scam.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has been receiving complaints about fake $20 bills that appear to be from the "Scenes of Canada" series released in the 1970s.
The RNC is in possession of several of these counterfeit bills with serial numbers 8985747658 and 16158744696 and police warn there may be bills circulating with other serial numbers.
The RNC is advising people who handle cash that they are not obligated to accept any bills from the "Scenes of Canada" series and advise consumers that older bills can be exchanged at financial institutions for current series bills. The RNC encourages merchants to routinely verify bank notes before accepting them for payment.
Recently, police warned the public about fake $100 bills. Officers are still investigating that scam and are still receiving complaints about those fake bills.
Police are seeking the assistance of the general public and ask anyone that may have any information in relation to counterfeit bills to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.rocktips.ca