SATURDAY, MAY 5: Fake $100 US bills could be in circulation in Bermuda, police have warned.
Police were called after a local bank suspected a quantity of $100 bills was counterfeit.
A police spokesman said: “The public is advised to be vigilant regarding US $100 bills in circulation locally.
“In particular, bills bearing a series of either 1996 or 2006 should be closely inspected for authenticity.”
The spokesman added real bills can be identified by checking a polyester strip with “USA 100” on it which is located to the left of the issuing bank seal. The lettering can be seen by holding the bill up to the light.
The words “The United States of America” can be seen all around the outside edge of the portrait in the centre of the bill.
For more information on how to recognise genuine bills, visit www.bermudapolice.bm.
Anyone who suspects they have been passed a fake bill should contact police on 295 0011 or their bank.