Posted: Fri 26th Nov 2021

Updated: Fri 26th Nov

Warning over fake £50 notes in Wrexham area

Wrexham.com for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Local police have issued a warning over the use of £50 notes, and detailed how they can be passed.

Officers said, “There have been recent reports of counterfeit £50 notes being tendered in shops in the Wrexham area.”

“Often these notes will be used to purchase small value items but can also be used to purchase higher value items from retail outlets or from private sellers including those selling on social media platforms.”

They added, “Please ensure any notes offered for purchases are genuine especially in this busy period before Christmas.”

Town police later added, “Reports were received yesterday of counterfeit bank notes being used in Wrexham. One shop received three £50 notes, now suspected to be fake. Take extra care and check high denomination notes for flaws. If anyone presents suspicious notes, contact us quoting ref. 21000820582”

If you suspect that you have a counterfeit banknote, please take it to your nearest police station. The police should fill out an NCO-1 form and provide you with a receipt and incident number. The suspect notes will be sent to the National Crime Agency and if counterfeit to the Bank of England for further examination.

If you have information about someone making, selling or using counterfeit banknotes, please contact the police or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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