The Grande Prairie RCMP is warning the public and business owners about an increase in counterfeit money being used in the region.
Police say since May, multiple local businesses have reported counterfeit money being used in both the city and County of Grande Prairie, with denominations ranging from $20 to $100 bills, with the majority being $100 bills.
Authorities say if you are suspicious about the currency being used in a transaction, things like knowing the security features for each bill, limiting the denominations you will accept, and inform police if you suspect the cash to be fraudulent.
However, Mounties are remining residents to still be cognizant of the fact that the individual in possession of the currency could be an innocent victim who does not realize the note is fake.
You can find more information on counterfeit bills at the Bank of Canada website.