Counterfeit Alert!

Counterfeit US currency continues to be in circulation our business district. In order to address this concern, please be vigilant when accepting both Canadian and US currency.


If you suspect that you have been offered a counterfeit note during a transaction, first assess the situation to ensure that your personal safety is not at risk. They do the following:

  • Be courteous. Remember that the person in possession could be an innocent victim who does not realize the note is suspicious.
  • Politely refuse the note and ask for another note (and check that too).
  • If you have video surveillance or other evidence to identify the suspect, call the Vancouver Police Department – 604-717-3321. If no video evidence of the suspect is available, notify the Chinese Community Policing Centre @ 604-688-5030 so we may keep track.
  • Familiarize yourself with the bank note security features. See: ( – Canadian, ( – American, (
  • Turn in any suspected counterfeit currency to your local bank.

Contact our offices for more info:

Chinese Community Policing Centre
118 Keefer Street

*All info courtesy of Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre – thank you.