Counterfeit Currency Advice [OFFICIAL]

An update from North East Crime Reduction providing counterfeit currency advice:



Following instances of counterfeit currency being used to make purchases, Police Scotland are reminding retailers of the importance of checking all banknotes handed over as payment. Visual checks can be made regarding the quality of both the paper/polymer and the print. The use of detector pens and ultra violet lamps should also be considered. Advice leaflets are readily available from the various banks detailing the security features to look out for on each banknote. If in doubt, compare the note to one that you know is genuine.


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