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RCMP, RNC issue warnings about counterfeit $100 bill

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and Whitbourne RCMP both issued warnings Wednesday about counterfeit $100 bills.

The RNC’s economic crime unit issued a public advisory regarding counterfeit Canadian and United States of America $100 bills, after receiving complaints.

Meanwhile, Whitbourne RCMP are Investigating a report of a counterfeit $100 bill being used at a local business.

The RNC in its news release said suspects are reportedly passing these counterfeit Canadian and American bills at local businesses to make purchases and to receive change. The economic crime unit is asking businesses to examine any $100-bill currency they receive for inconsistencies, such as other languages written on the bills or any other alterations that may have been made to the bills.

The RCMP, in its news release, also reminded businesses to be diligent when accepting large bills. To learn about the security features on bank notes, visit the Bank of Canada’s websitehttps://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes.

If you have any information regarding either incident, you can contact the RNC at 729-8000 about its investigation, or Whitbourne RCMP at 709-759-2600 regarding its investigation.

To remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our free and secure mobile app. Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

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Whitbourne RCMP are Investigating a report of a counterfeit $100 bill being used at a local business.

The RCMP, in a news release, reminded businesses to be diligent when accepting large bills. To learn about the security features on bank notes, visit the Bank of Canada’s websitehttps://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Whitbourne RCMP at 709-759-2600. To remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our free and secure mobile app. Search your App Store for "P3 Tips". Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.

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