Police issue warning as fake �20 notes are found in Lowestoft

A WARNING has been issued by police, urging shop workers and businesses to be alert after reports of fake �20 notes in circulation in Lowestoft.

There have been eight reported incidents in the town since last Thursday (May 17).

In some cases the notes were accepted as payment for small items before it was realised they were counterfeit, while in others shop workers quickly determined they were fake.

Several notes have been seized by officers and enquiries are underway to trace those believed to be involved.

A police spokesman said: 'The notes have been described as poor copies, which do not pass the ultraviolet light test and don't feel correct to the touch and officers are urging all those dealing with customers to be alert.'

? Anyone with information about the incidents or those passing the notes can call Lowestoft North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or, if you are with someone who is attempting to hand over what appears to be a fake note, please alert police immediately, using 999 if necessary.

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