Beware of bogus $20 bills

Emo OPP is investigating counterfeit $20 bills that are in circulation across the district.
Police are encouraging the public to take the time and carefully examine bills that come into their possession. A genuine bill will contain an optical security device that changes colour from gold to green when tilted.
As well, look for planchettes, or small green dots, that appear randomly on both sides of the note and glow under ultraviolet light.
Legitimate bills also have clear, sharp images and printing.
The ink used on the numerals, portrait, coat of arms, broadbands, and vignette of the Parliament Buildings is raised and feels thicker to touch.
If you suspect you are in possession of a counterfeit bank note, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
It also is helpful to provide the police with any information or description about the person who gave the note, or the source it was received from.
The OPP also would like to remind the public to be skeptical of individuals that claim to be representatives of foreign financial institutions.
These con artists often will promise large monetary rewards for assisting them with bank transfers from dormant accounts.
Often, these criminals have the capability to produce authentic-looking e-mails and correspondence. Remember that these promises are never true. The purpose of the scam is to get money out of your bank account, not to put money into it.
If you think you have been victimized by a scam, call your local police service or contact Phone Busters at 1-888-495-8501 or via the Internet at