Fake Bank of England £20 notes circulating in Derry

Wed, 05/08/2020 - 15:24 -- Editor

The City Centre Initiative has alerted businesses to a large number of Bank of England polymer £20 notes in circulation in the city, some of which have been accepted by city centre businesses over recent days. 
 
Cash handling employees are urged to ensure they take the time to check all banknotes are genuine at the point of sale. 
 
Business owners are advised to ask employees to be vigilant and report any instances of counterfeit cash being received or attempts to use the counterfeit cash to the PSNI on '101'.
 
You can find out more about how to check Bank Of England banknotes here:
 
https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/counterfeit-banknotes/how-to-check-your-banknotes