As thousands of tourists descend on Ottawa for Canada Day 150 festivities, the association representing businesses along Bank Street is warning its members to handle U.S. currency with an extra caution.
The Bank Street BIA has sent a letter to shops, restaurants and other establishments encouraging them to be extra vigilant when customers pay with U.S. bills.
“You do see counterfeit thefts rise when there are special occasions such as Canada Day celebrations,” said Christine Leadman, the BIA’s executive director.
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