Fake $50 Notes Detected in Riverland

May 22, 2024 6:24 am in by
Image – Supplied/SAPOL (top suspected counterfeit, lower note real)

Up the River Murray and police are investigating reports of counterfeit $50 notes being used to purchase goods.

Last week two counterfeit $50 notes were used at two Riverland businesses.

The fakes are slightly smaller in size than legitimate notes, have no holograms on the southern cross, and are brighter in colour.

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Police urge business owners and retail staff to be vigilant when receiving cash, and also urge consumers to take a little extra time to check their notes when making purchases and receiving change.

To determine if a suspect note is counterfeit, it is best to compare it with a note that is known to be genuine.

If you suspect you have a counterfeit note, report it to the police assistance line on 131 444.