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Counterfeit Cash

Alert message sent 20/04/2019 14:27:00

Information sent on behalf of South Yorkshire Police

For your awareness - an emerging trend is occurring across the region. The incidents relate to purchase of items using counterfeit notes and the MO is as follows:

The victim is selling an item, usually a mobile phone or electronics, on Facebook Market place or Gumtree. The suspect makes contact, agrees to purchase the item and arranges collection from the victims H/A. The suspect attends, purchases the item and pays the victim in cash, usually in denominations of £20 notes. The victim then realises that the cash is counterfeit after the suspect has left with the goods.

If you have any information or have experienced a similar incident as above please call South Yorkshire Police on 101.
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Toni Bratby (Police,PCSO,Doncaster west lpt)

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