Money Laundering

Money laundering is the practice of engaging in financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source, and/or destination of money, and is a main operation of the underground economy.

Money laundering is the process whereby criminals conceal illicit funds by converting them into seemingly legitimate income. While the term refers to the monetary proceeds of all criminal activity it is most often associated with the financial activities of drug traffickers who seek to launder large amounts of cash generated from the sale of narcotics.

TECU is in compliance with the Money Laundering Act.

Counterfeit Notes

Counterfeit $100 Notes Discovered:
Bank of Canada and the Toronto Police Services remind the public and retailers to be vigilant.

Bank of CanadaThe Bank of Canada and the Toronto Police Services are reminding the public and retailers to pay close attention to the bank notes they receive. A number of counterfeit $100 notes have been passed in the Greater Toronto Area.

"This incident reminds us that we must always remain vigilant against counterfeiting," said Gerry Gaetz, chief of banking operations at the Bank of Canada. "Counterfeiting rates in Canada have declined by over 75% since their peak in 2004, but counterfeiters look for opportunities to pass notes where they can tell people aren't checking them."

These $100 counterfeits can be easily detected when compared with a note that you know is genuine. All denominations in the latest bank note series (those with the metallic stripe) have the same security features.Once you know how to check the features on one note, you know how to check any denomination. It takes only minutes to learn how and just seconds to check your money. Checking cash is a quick and reliable deterrent to counterfeiting. Please visit the bank of Canada’s website for more information on how to spot a counterfeit bill at If you come across a bank note you believe to be counterfeit, please contact your local police.