Tips to Detect Counterfeit Currency

Public Advisory: Counterfeit Canadian and American Currency in Halifax Region


The Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is advising local businesses and citizens of the presence of counterfeit bills in our area.


There have been multiple counterfeit bills, Canadian and American, in a variety of denominations passed recently at local businesses.

It is a crime to make, pass or possess counterfeit money. Don’t become a victim – always check the security features in bank notes before accepting them: To learn more about security features on both Canadian and American bank notes visit:

Don’t accept a bill you believe is counterfeit. If you think you’ve received a counterfeit bill or if someone attempts to use a bill that appears to be counterfeit, contact police at 902-490-5020.