Businesses on both sides of the border are being urged to look out for counterfeit U.S. money making the rounds.
The International Falls Police Department reported several phony American $20 bills have turned up there over the past week.
The lack of certain features (such as security threads and a watermark of a face), along with the bill’s texture (it feels more like paper than real money), differentiates them from real money.
The bills all have the serial number GI53550403A.
Fake $20 bills also have been popping up elsewhere in the U.S. recently.
A Seattle family reported Monday that a couple passed a bogus $20 bill at their daughter’s lemonade stand Sunday afternoon.
On Aug. 12, a woman was arrested after allegedly trying to pass a fake $20 bill in Kingsport, Tenn.
And during the first week of August, fake $20 bills were reported being used at convenience stores in the area of Jackson County, Fla.