Police Issue Warning Over Fake $50 Notes
Report any info to 131 444
South West District Police have urged retailers in the region to be vigilant following a number of reports for counterfeit $50 notes circulating in the Bunbury area.
Last Friday, police confirmed they had received reports of counterfeit notes being passed to retail businesses in the area.
If you suspect a note of being counterfeit, there are a number of key security features you can check to ensure the banknote is real. These include:
- If the note is from the first polymer series, hold it up to the light to identify a seven-pointed star and the Australian Coat of Arms and check that the clear window is part of the banknote.
- If the note is from the new polymer series, tilt the note to see the bird's wings move and change colour, and the number change direction.
If you suspect a banknote is counterfeit, handle the banknote as little as possible, note any important information and report the matter to WA Police on 131 444.