South Leicester Police - Counterfeit Notes Increase

Alert message sent 02/03/2022 17:16:00

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Dear South Leicester Resident,

Police are urging people to be vigilant when selling items on social media sites such as Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. This is following a spate of incidents involving payment with counterfeit currency.

The counterfeit notes being passed are Bank of England polymer £20 notes. (‘plastic’ notes)
Counterfeit polymer £20 notes can be readily identified by first checking the hologram which can be found on the front of the note below the see-through window. If you tilt the note from side to side you will see words change between ‘Twenty’ and ‘Pounds’.

To see the full article, including further advice on how to spot counterfeit notes, please use the following link that will take you to the Leicestershire Police website:

Kind regards,
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Sam Donington (Freemen Neighbourhood, PCSO, South Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area)

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