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Shops Warned Over Fake Twenties in Dorset


12:06pm 31st July 2013

Businesses and shop workers are being warned to be vigilant in Dorchester, or risk being out of pocket!

Counterfeit money has been used in the town.

Dorset Police say a number of fake twenty pound notes have been used to buy things in local shops.

Officers are investigating but they want us to be on the lookout.

They say they're a few ways to spot counterfeit money.

Check the note for smudges or blurred edges and always check the watermark, hold the note up to the light and you should see the Queen's portrait.

PC Sean Cannon, of Dorchester Police, said: "I'd urge people to be vigilant and if you suspect you have been passed counterfeit money then contact police immediately.

"There are a few ways you can spot whether a note is fake, but do check more than just one feature.

"If anyone has any information about the circulation of fake notes, please contact police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111."

Information about detecting counterfeit notes can be found on the Bank of England website.

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