over counterfeit £50 bank notes circulating in Burnham
and businesses in Burnham-On-Sea are this week being warned to
be on the look out for fake bank notes circulating in the town.
comes after a shopper handed over a counterfeit £50 note
at a shop to make a large purchase in the town centre on Friday
afternoon (October 17th).
of the staff, who asked not to be named, contacted Burnham-On-Sea.com
to pass on the warning.
note was a very good counterfeit with perfect colours and artwork,
but the paper was wrong and fortunately we always check larger
notes with a security pen and found it was fake," he said.
businesses might not do this and they may accept them unwittingly,
but they and shoppers need to be on the look out."
in the week, another Burnham town centre was also targeted when
a £50 counterfeit note was handed to a cashier. On both
occasions, they were identified and no goods were handed over.
banknotes carrying the portrait of the first governor of the Bank
of England Sir John Houblon were withdrawn from circulation earlier
this year. The only £50 note that now holds legal tender
status is that displaying entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer