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Counterfeit Money & Fraud Seminar

(HURON COUNTY, ON) - In an effort to educate and protect local retailers from
losses sustained from counterfeit currency Huron County Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP) & Libro Credit Union will be hosting an upcoming "Counterfeit Money &
Fraud Seminar".
Just five months into 2017 and Huron OPP has already investigated 22 cases where
counterfeit money has been passed onto retailers and banking
institutions. Denominations of these counterfeit bills have ranged from $5 to $100 in
both US dollars and Canadian dollars. Four of these investigations have been cleared
by way of charges.
The significant rise in the number of counterfeit currency investigations from previous
years has prompted Huron OPP to organize an educational seminar led by subject
matter experts from the Bank of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(RCMP).
Anyone that handles money on a regular basis is encouraged to attend the seminar
scheduled for:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Libro Community Hall, 239
Bill Fleming Drive, Clinton, ON. Guests are encouraged to RSVP online
at www.tinyurl.com/y924yn6z or by calling 519-482-3466. *See attached flyer*.
For those that are unable to attend, the following advice is provided:
If you have been offered a counterfeit note during a transaction, assess the situation to
ensure you are not at risk, then:
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 local police
Inform your local police of a possible attempt to pass suspected counterfeit
money
Remember, that the person in possession of the bill could be an innocent victim who
does not realize that the note is suspicious. If you suspect a note is counterfeit after a
transaction please contact local police for further investigation.
For more information and resources on bank note security features including US
currency, the following link to the Bank of Canada is provided:
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/counterfeit-prevention
Any person with information regarding any of these counterfeit currency incidents
should immediately contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 524-8314.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-
TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Contact: PC Jamie Stanley
E-mail: james.stanley@opp.ca
Phone: (519) 524-1074
Sent on behalf of Libro and The Ontario Provincial Police by The Huron Chamber of
Commerce