RNC issue warning about counterfeit money

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is warning retailers to be on the lookout for counterfeit American $20 bills.
Const. Ken Duff of the RNC's economic crime division, said today police have received numerous complaints recently of the fake money circulating in the Northeast Avalon area.
"In addition to the area policed by the RNC," Duff said, "a number of areas across the province policed by the RCMP have also received similar complaints of counterfeit $20 bills."
Duff explained in a media briefing this morning what to look for to determine if an American $20 bill is legitimate
On the bottom right of the legitimate bill, Duff said, a 20 symbol changes colour when it's tilted left and right.
The current $20US bill was introduced in 2003, he said, and the president on it is Andrew Jackson.
On the right corner of the bill, when held up to the light, you can also see a water mark that reveals an image of Andrew Jackson.
Another security feature is a security thread on the left side of the bill. It can be seen vaguely when held up to a light, but with an ultraviolet light over it, the security thread will glow green.
Full story will appear in Friday's Telegram.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Northeast Avalon

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