Fake £50 notes in circulation in Newry

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Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Fake £50Newry police have warned local businesses to exercise vigilance after they were made aware of fake £50 Bank of England notes circulating in the area over the past number of weeks.
      Writing on the PSNI Newry & Mourne Facebook page, police said, “There has been a spate of fake £50 Bank of England notes being passed in the area this past couple of weeks.
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25th March 2017“Generally the suspects will use the note to pay for reasonably small items, a cup of coffee or two, a newspaper or a sandwich.
  “Then they not only get the item for free but they get real money as change and your business is left fifty quid short,” the social media post explained. “It’s also important for those of you who sell online and through the likes of Facebook.
  “If you are meeting folk to sell your kids old bike, the coffee machine you don’t use anymore or maybe even your car make sure the money is legit,” they continued. “And its not only £50 Bank of England notes they forge,” police insisted.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertAdvising local businesses, the Facebook post added, “Businesses – make sure you alert your staff to fake notes, the feel, the solid silver line, watermarks etc. and you can pick up note checker pens online for pennies!”  
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