Public warned about fake money

POLICE are investigating reports of counterfeit $20 notes with members of the public and local business owners urged to be on the alert.

At 2.30pm on Sunday, police were called to a Cannonvale business where a counterfeit note was received.

Senior Constable Simon Docking from the Whitsunday station said the notes were a very close match to legal currency.

"These counterfeit notes are extremely close to the proper items and are hard to distinguish as being counterfeit," he said.

Snr Constable Docking said possible clues included differences with watermarks, out of place numbers, or even the feel or size of the note.

"But it is very hard to tell," he said.

He said police were reminding business owners and staff to inspect notes when handed to them and report any suspected counterfeits to police.

"If anyone has any notes they're concerned about, they can bring them to the station and get them checked out," he said.


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