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Fake £20 notes warning for shoppers in East Kent

Contributed by editor on Jun 04, 2016 - 11:55 AM

 

Kent Police is warning people in the east of Kent to beware that fake Scottish £20 notes are circulating in the area.

 

 

Warning after fake notes found in circulation in Canterbury, Dover and New Romney

 

Officers are investigating a number of reports that people are using them in Canterbury, Dover and New Romney.


Fake notes can be hard to spot and people are advised to check the feel of the paper, the raised print, metallic thread and watermark.

 

UV detector lights

Retailers should also continue to use UV detector lights where available.

Investigating officer Police Constable Ben Crook said: “It is a criminal offence to hold on to or pass on counterfeit notes. Shopkeepers should not allow the note to go back into circulation and need to retain the note and follow the advice the Bank of England.

 

Same serial number of 841128

“We know of one particular batch that have all had the same serial number of 841128.

“We would urge everyone to be vigilant and check notes.”

If you have information about the circulation of fake notes contact Kent Police on 101.

If you have information about this, or any crime, but would prefer to remain anonymous call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Further information is available from the Bank of England: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Documents/kyb_lo_res.pdf

 

 

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