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Fake hundred-dollar bills are making the rounds

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Double check the money that’s in your wallet right now.

There have been a couple of cases of counterfeit polymer bills.

Sergeant Diana McDaniel with New Westminster Police says they’re dealing with two cases of fake hundreds. She says this is the first time they’ve seen the new bills being copied. “We do urge them to go to the bank. They’ll be able to tell them if it’s counterfeit. If they did want to come to the police, they could do that as well.”

McDaniel says the bills look legit, but you’ll be able to tell if you’re holding a fake by looking at the hologram. “The numbers 100, the rooftop and the flag are clearly visible on the genuine bill. On the counterfeit bill, inside the transparent strip the numbers 100 and the rooftop and flag are clearly not present.”

McDaniel says criminals are getting more sophisticated because serial numbers are also being repeated.

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Lucked out

Ironic…what if the bank ATM was where the fake bill coming out from? The bank will not reimburse me the $100 bill. I lose the money!!! It is the banks’ fault for circulating the fake $100 bill.

May 19, 2013 at 12:58 am
Randy K.

Someone had better correct the information on the description of the ” MISSING FLAG “.
THERE IS NO FLAG ON ANY NEW $100 BILLS . The Twenty does have a flag !

May 16, 2013 at 7:29 am