Poilce issue warning in relation to counterfeit currency in Kincardine and Mearns area

Fake notes are thought to be in ciculation in the Kincardine and Mearns area
Fake notes are thought to be in ciculation in the Kincardine and Mearns area

Police Scotland has urged business owners in the Kincardine and Formartine areas to exercise caution when accepting high value bank notes following several reports of counterfeit money being provided in exchange for goods and services.

It is recommended that checks should be made of notes prior to acceptance, with particular attention paid when checking watermarks and serial numbers.

Sergeant Rod Smith said: “We are warning shopkeepers to be on the look out for these notes, which we believe are English £50 notes.

“We would also ask that any suspicious activity or relevant information is reported by calling 101, or if you wish to remain anonymous via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”