Real Counterfeit Money (Canadian Dollars)

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Real counterfeit money is fake currency produced with same materials (polymer) as the original currency. Thus it looks and feels like the original currency. It can be used in shops, super markets, clubs and even on the streets to purchase stuff.

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About real counterfeit money

Real counterfeit money is fake currency produced with same materials (polymer) as the original currency. Thus it looks and feels like the original currency. It can be used in shops, super markets, clubs and even on the streets to purchase stuff. But only experts are able to print this type of grade a counterfeit notes.

Real VS Counterfeit Canadian Dollars

real vs counterfeit canadian dollarsIt’s been almost 10 years since Canada introduced its first polymer banknotes. Many hoped the switch from paper to polymer would improve note security.

The polymer notes contained more updated security features and, for a time, they worked. Counterfeit notes fell to an all-time low in 2015, but they’ve been on the rise since then.

Real Canadian banknotes have several security features that even the best counterfeiters have trouble duplicating. If your team handles Canadian cash, then they should be familiar with how to identify authentic currency.

You Can Feel the Difference

Police across Canada and the Bank of Canada itself recommend manually checking notes suspected to be counterfeit. That’s because you can literally feel the difference between authentic banknotes and most counterfeit.

The Canadian Mint uses special processes to create raised ink around the portraits on the face-side of each bill. Since each denomination has a different portrait, the raised ink occurs in different places on notes of different values.

You should be able to feel the raised ink by running your fingernail over the note. If the note is smooth, not bumpy, it’s probably counterfeit.

Look for These Signs

Authentic Canadian banknotes have a finish that doesn’t peel or scrape off. Some counterfeiters will try to mimic the feel of the polymer notes by coating their notes with a special finish. If the note’s been in circulation for some time, then this finish may be chipping or peeling.

You can also try scraping the finish off of a suspicious note. If it doesn’t come off, the note is authentic.

Real bills are made of a special polymer to withstand Canadian weather better than paper notes. It also means their colors don’t run when they get wet. Most counterfeit notes will exhibit running colors if exposed to water.

Finally, examine the holographic strip. It will be embedded into an authentic Canadian bill. Many counterfeiters use stickers, which may peel.

Take a Look in the Window

Newer series Canadian banknotes have “windows,” a clear strip where the holographic strip is printed. The clear portion of the note should have the same colors and details on each side. They also have “Canada” and small numbers printed in the clear portion, the latter matching the value of the note.

The holograph includes a metallic portrait that matches the larger face on the bills. This should change colors when tilted.

Look at the Details Closely

Paying attention to the small details can help you detect suspicious notes. In some cases, the serial numbers on counterfeit bills could be duplicated. This may be useful in spotting counterfeit if given a large sum of money.

Small details, such as spelling errors, can also help you spot counterfeit bills.

Use a Counterfeit Detector

The best way to protect your business against counterfeit is to use technology designed to help you double-check banknotes. A manual checking system can help your cashiers spot bills that may need to be further examined. Train your team to investigate larger denominations. You might want them to check every bill, as $20s are some of the most commonly reproduced notes.

Some cash management technology, such as cash recyclers, can also help you detect counterfeit notes.

The impact of counterfeiting on Canadians

Any individual who, knowingly or not, accepts a counterfeit bears the loss. In other words, there’s no reimbursement. It’s the same in any country. In Canada, it is a criminal offense to knowingly use or keep counterfeit money.

Financial loss

The financial loss from a counterfeit note can be significant for individuals and businesses alike. Whether it’s a small or large business, the loss incurred from accepting a single counterfeit $100 note can affect a day’s profits or lead to increased prices that are ultimately borne by the consumer.

Public confidence

Counterfeiting not only causes a financial loss to whoever gets stuck with it, it can also seriously undermine public confidence in our currency. Confidence is essential because once lost, it’s hard to regain.

In recent years, Canadians’ confidence in their bank notes has remained steady, and the number of counterfeits in circulation remained low.

Dealing with real counterfeit money

During a transaction

If you suspect that you’re being offered a counterfeit note, assess the situation to ensure that you are not at risk. Then, do the following:

  • Politely refuse the note and explain that you suspect that it may be counterfeit.
  • Ask for another note (and check it too).
  • Advise the person to check the note with the local police.
  • Inform your local police of a possible attempt to pass suspected counterfeit money.
  • Be courteous. Remember that the person in possession of the bill could be an innocent victim who does not realize that the note is suspicious.

After a transaction

If you suspect that you’ve received a counterfeit note, give it to the local police.

  • If it’s real, you’ll get it back.
  • Either way, the police should be informed of possible counterfeiting activity in your community. Timely reporting helps police and prosecutors bring counterfeiters to justice.

How the Bank of Canada Fights Counterfeiting

The Bank takes counterfeiting very seriously and works with police and prosecutors to monitor and respond to counterfeiting threats and to minimize their impact on Canadians. We are focused on:

  • Security—by issuing bank notes with leading-edge security features to help stay ahead of counterfeiting.
  • Education—conducting outreach and teaching the public, businesses and the police how to detect counterfeit notes.
  • Quality—from printing new notes to monitoring those that are already in circulation, we ensure that worn notes are replaced efficiently and that notes handled in day-to-day transactions are of good quality which makes them easy to verify and use.

Achieving consistently low levels of counterfeiting is critical to maintaining confidence in bank notes.

What to Do about Counterfeit

You can always turn suspicious notes over to the local police for follow up. If the notes are real, they’ll be returned. If not, you’ve helped remove some counterfeit from circulation. But if you try to pass a fake bill because you do not want to lose your money then you are breaking the law.

In case a cashier encounters what they suspect is counterfeit, they can politely decline to accept the note. They should explain to the customer that they suspect the note might not be real, and they can offer next steps. They could ask for another note or form of payment. It’s important to remember that some customers may unknowingly have counterfeit bills.

Protecting your business is easier when your team is trained and ready to detect counterfeit. With the right technology in hand, it’s easier than ever.

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4 reviews for Real Counterfeit Money (Canadian Dollars)

  1. Austin

    I am in Canada and so far this is the most reliable shop for fake notes. High quality, fast, legit and not too expensive.

  2. Connor

    They did not let me down like others so i’m grateful.

  3. Weston

    While dealing with customer service after submitting my order, I felt uncomfortable because i did not know how to use Bitcoin. But they took me step by step till i made payment. So now I learned something new and i received my notes. Great website guys.

  4. Carson

    I tried tricking them to sell me a currency which was not listed on their website but they said they don’t produce that and that’s how i know an honest dealer.

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