Devon

Shops warned over fake £20 notes in Devon

  • 17 December 2010
  • From the section Devon
Bank of England genuine £20 notes
Genuine notes are embossed at the top which can be felt

Police are urging shops to beware of forged £20 notes being used in a Devon town.

One business in Paignton identified two fake notes handed over as payment in two separate incidents.

PC Simon Lee said: "Retailers are often busy and don't take so much time to check the legitimacy of notes."

Police said real £20 notes are slightly embossed at the top and if marked with money-marking pens the mark fades over several days.

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