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Fake $50 notes in circulation

THEY’RE fake and they’re doing the rounds of the Coffs Coast.

An unknown number of counterfeit $50 notes are in circulation and police are warning residents and business owners to be on their guard.

“Shopkeepers and residents have attended Coffs Harbour Police Station handing in the $50 notes suspected of being counterfeit,” said Coffs/Clarence crime manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay.

“The notes have been seized and will be sent for forensic examination.

“If a member of the public suspects a bank note to be counterfeit, please report it as soon as possible.

“If you are caught knowingly distributing counterfeit cash you can face legal consequences.”

Information on identifying bank note security features can be found on the Reserve Bank website:

http://www.rba.gov.au/banknotes/countefeit/security.html.



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