Latest News from the Police on Counterfeit £50 notes

24 Nov 2016 5:33 PM | Deleted user

Alert: Counterfeit £50 Notes and Advice About How To Spot Them
Dear Watch Member,
We have been receiving a number of reports over recent days where counterfeit £50 notes have been tendered.  Reports have been received from various locations across Hertfordshire, mostly in pubs.
In addition to being alert to strange or suspicious behaviour by customers tendering £50 notes, counter staff may also benefit from advice from The Bank Of England.  The Bank provides a range of free education and training materials about Bank of England banknotes to help cash users, (retailers, commercial bank staff and members of the public), check that their banknotes are genuine.
The Bank Of England’s 'Take a Closer Look' Booklet gives full details of the security features on all banknotes, together with a range of other useful advice and information about Bank of England banknotes.  Pages 14-15 provide information about the £50 note.
For the relevant page on the Bank Of England website, which contains links to online training and short videos, visit:
The “Take A Closer Look” booklet can be found at:
If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address:
Derrick Sweeney
Watch Liaison Officer
Business Watch
Tel: 01707 355841
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