…is a rise in counterfeit US bills. Several stores have been hit in our neighborhood, and the locals banks have given us a warning (and a demonstration, which was even more helpful).
Thus for the next little while, we will not accept American bills of any demonimation at the store.
This may seem like overkill, but as a small business, we don’t have a lot of room for slack. With the exchange rate being so bad, a couple of fake US 50s = a part-timer losing a shift. And that’s not acceptable.
So if you must use US cash (and really, why? This is Canada), we’ll send you to the bank next door to exchange it first.
*to us, anyway