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Counterfeit Scottish Banknotes in Sherborne

Alert message sent 05/04/2017 12:24:00

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Dorset Police have had reports of fraudulent Scottish banknotes being used in Sherborne.
 
The banknotes were made to look like Scottish notes which are uncommon in Dorset so members of staff are unlikely to know what they look like. The notes used though had no security markings on them and serial numbers were the same on each note.
 
The fraudsters are likely to try to use these banknotes when a shop is busy so members of staff are too busy to check them. Our advice is to always check notes and if you are unsure, speak with your manager or refuse to accept the note as payment.
 
If you have had suspicions or you have received fraudulent banknotes please contact Dorset Police via the non-emergency number 101 or via the website at https://www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/
 
On the Bank of England website there is some material that may be useful for future reference http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/Pages/about/counterfeits.aspx
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Simon Wakely (Dorset Police, PCSO 7439, Sherborne Town)

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