People use money in every day transactions often without realizing that they have used a counterfeit bill. If you think you may have a counterfeit bill or have had received one recently, they are many things that you can do before reporting it to the police.
To check if a bill is counterfeit, simply remember the following slogan:
TOUCH: the bill. A real bill will feel thicker. The large number text on left side is also another clue that the bill is not a fake.
TILT: the bill. Watch for the colour-shift. Tiny letters
CAN and the number that matches the note’s value are printed on the dashes.
LOOK: through the bill. Security features are visible when the note is held to a light source.
LOOK: at the appearance and action of each security feature carefully.
It is against the law to knowingly use or recirculate a counterfeit bill, or to keep one without a lawful reason. If you suspect that you have been given a counterfeit note, you should:
The onus is on all of us to recognize, report and stop the use of such money.