Police want to make the public aware that there has been recent reports within Andover Town Centre of fake £20 notes.

To keep counterfeit money out of your business:

Please educate staff of the anti-counterfeit security features that bank notes carry, such as raised print and holograms

Tell neighbouring businesses of any counterfeit money transactions (Try to retain notes if possible without putting yourself in any danger)

Keep all CCTV evidence

Make sure staff know what to do if they suspect a fake note or coin.

Please refer to ‘The Bank of England’ – Banknote App which will explain how to spot a counterfeit.

Retain notes without putting staff at risk, give customer a receipt and explain the note will be handed into police and contact police or take it to your nearest station.

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