Saskatoon Police Services want to advise the public and businesses after receiving multiple reports of fraudulent bills being used.
The Economic Crimes Unit has received 15 complaints of fake bills of varying denominations being used at different locations, including gas stations and fast food restaurants.
The bills are being described as being of poor quality with a paper-like texture, as opposed to the plastic texture of regular polymer notes. There is a significant distinction marking the fraudulent bills, the inclusion of blue Chinese characters written on the notes.
The Chinese characters read, “Not to be used as real currency,” and, “Bill to be used for counting practice.”