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Counterfeit currency alert

The Prince George RCMP have recently received counterfeit currency reports from retailers in Prince George.  American $50 bills have been the primary denomination being passed. 

Although it has yet to be confirmed, these incidents are similar to a string of reports throughout Saskatchewan, Alberta and the southern interior of B.C.  As such, retailers in Prince George and throughout the province should use extra caution when receiving American currency as payment.

For more information and to learn more about identifying both Canadian and American counterfeit currency, click the following link:  https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention/

If you have any information about these incidents or the persons responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of fraudulently obtained property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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