charity shops targeted with fake Scottish £20 notes
warning has been issued to shoppers and traders in Burnham-On-Sea
this week to be on the look out for counterfeit bank notes.
It comes after several fake Scottish £20 pound notes were
used at charity shops in the town, leaving them out of pocket.
shop affected was Burnham's RSPCA charity shop in the High Street.
Linda Britton, its Shop Supervisor, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "When
I went to the bank I was told that a Scottish twenty pound note
spent in our shop was a fake."
also learned that two other charity shops have also received fake
Scottish twenty pound notes. It is very disappointing that people
feel they have to target charity shops with these notes."
added: "My volunteers and I work very hard to sell items
that the public have kindly donated to raise money for the Brent
Knoll animal centre. We will no longer be accepting Scottish notes
as a precaution."
and traders have been asked to check carefully the paper and colouring
of the notes.
comes just days after a warning was issued about £5 coins
worth 25p being used in the town, as we reported here.