Warning issued as fake Irish £50 notes are circulated

Police Scotland has warned Borders businesses and public to watch for counterfeir Bank of Ireland £50 notes which are currently being circulated.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 11:05 am
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 11:43 am
The fake notes are copies of the £50 Bank of Ireland £50 note, with the image of Bushmills distillery on the back.

The forged notes are counterfeit copies of the current £50 note ... they’re purple with an image of the Old Bushmill distillery on the back.

Detective Inspector Ian Whittle, of Police Scotland’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “You should carefully check the features on these notes.

“The forgeries are readily identifiable as they do not have any watermark or foil hologram. They are just a plain copy the note and they do not have a security thread either.

“If you suspect someone is trying to pay for something with a counterfeit note, my advice is to decline it and contact the police.”

Anyone with information about who are using these notes should contact Police Scotland on 101 or information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.