Police are warning businesses to be vigilant following reports of forged £20 and £50 notes being passed across Cumbria.
At last count, 10 businesses, including pubs, shops and high street chains, reported that they were targeted in May.
Reports only mention forged Scottish £20 and £50 notes, although Cumbria Police warn that Irish and English denominations should also be checked.
Claire Stevens, crime prevention officer, said: "We hope that by highlighting these incidents, that businesses will take heed (and check any £20 and £50 notes that they receive.
"Our advice is simple: If you are in any doubt, do not accept the banknote and ask for other means of payment."
Anyone with information about counterfeit money in Cumbria is urged to call police on 101, or email email@example.com
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Published: 3 June 2018 3:38PM
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