12/11/2019

Warning As Counterfeit Bank Notes Circulate

Police in west Belfast have issued a warning to local businesses amid reports of counterfeit banknotes circulating in the area.

Numerous reports of fake £20 and £50 Scottish and Northern Irish notes have been made, prompting calls for vigilance among retailers and other local firms.

A PSNI spokesperson urged staff to check the authenticity of all cash received by assessing the feel of the paper, carrying out UV checks, checking print quality and the see through register.
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Further information on verifying notes can be found here.



(JG/MH)

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