Police Advisory: Counterfeit Bermuda $50 Notes

February 12, 2019 | 1 Comment

The police are advising people to “be vigilant for counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes currently in circulation, bearing serial numbers A1402579 and A1361701,” noting that in the last ten days, 10 of these counterfeit notes have been seized by police.

A police spokesperson said, “Residents and businesses are advised to be vigilant for counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes currently in circulation, bearing serial numbers A1402579 and A1361701.

“In the last 10 days, 10 of these counterfeit Bermuda $50 notes have been seized by police.

“Employees are once again advised that if counterfeit cash is detected during a transaction, the member of staff receiving the fake money should hold on to it, note the description of the individual who tendered it and contact police immediately.

“Similarly, members of the public should take a few seconds to examine any money they may receive, especially the larger denominations.

“Persons who may have unknowingly received counterfeit currency are encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity to report the matter.

“Alternatively, if you are aware of suspicious circumstances regarding suspected counterfeit currency and wish to report it anonymously, please call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

“As a reminder – it is a criminal offence to pass to another, possess, make or reproduce any counterfeit currency; punishable by up to five years in prison – and those caught committing such offences can expect to be prosecuted.”

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  1. grump says:

    We are advised to examine the bills for a few seconds but exactly what are we looking for.How can we recognize a genuine note?

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