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Spotting a counterfeit Postal Money Order
You can spot a fake Postal Money Order by checking the following security features.
Postal Money Order security features
|Watermark||One or two beaver-shaped watermarks are visible when held up to the light.|
Horizontal lines on the front bottom read:
CPCSCPCPC or CANADAPOST/POSTESCANADA/CANADAPOST
|1-800 phone number||1-800-563-0444 is the only phone number used to verify validity. Fraudsters might use an alternate phone number and give false validation codes.|
|Fluorescent fibres||Writing on the back is visible under ultraviolet light.|
|Altered dollar value||
For example, someone alters a money order with the value of $8.00 to $800.00.