This in from police, in their own words. Ed
Police are warning shop keepers and the general public to be vigilant following a report of counterfeit notes being circulated on the Isle of Wight.
Officers have already advised island Shopwatch members about the fake £20 notes, but would like to raise awareness to members of the public, including festival goers attending Bestival this week, to check any banknotes they receive in change.
Inform the police
If you suspect a note is not genuine please take it to your local police station as soon as possible. It is a criminal offence to hold onto or pass on counterfeit notes.
The Bank of England website offers general guidance on how to spot a fake from the real thing. http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/other/takeacloserlook
Get in touch
Anyone with information can contact DS Simon Driver at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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