Police are warning Dawson Creek residents to beware counterfeit $20 bills that have been circulating around the city.
According to a press release issued Thursday, the Dawson Creek RCMP have found and seized three counterfeit $20s over the past three days.
These bills have the reflective stripe running the full width of the bill.
RCMP say the bills are of poor quality and can be easily detected.
Police say that these counterfeits have been found to have these noticeable defects, and residents should watch out for them:
1. Bills do not feel the same when compared to an authentic $20, indicating poorer quality paper.
2. On the holographic stripe, the numerals and maples should appear to "move" with the stripe.
3. The holographic stripe may partially obscure the 20 in the upper left corner.
4. The ink may run when subject to water.
5. The "See-Through Number" in the lower left portion of the bill does not completely line up when held to the light. It should line up to complete a perfectly aligned "20."
6. The water mark portrait of the Queen in the center of the bill is not evident when held up to the light.
The press release did not indicate if these counterfeit bills have been used to purchase any goods.