Canada has come a long way in the fight against counterfeiting. We have already seen the release of the polymer $20, $50 and $100 bills and come November, the new $5 and $10 plastic bills will be finding a home in your wallet. The technology used in these new bills is expected to have a big impact on the ability to counterfeit them. However, in the past several weeks, fake $100 bills have popped up across the country. So exactly how do you ensure that the crisp new $100 bill in your hand is genuine? The Bank of Canada has a website the covers the new security features in detail which can be found at https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/bank-note-series/polymer/. Chances are the bill in your wallet is real but check out the link to make sure you are up to date on all of the security features of our new money.