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Counterfeit Currency Warning

By Wendy Licence, Clerk to the Council Detling Parish Council

Wednesday, 24 April 2024


Detling Parish Council Contributor


Residents and businesses of DETLING and THURNHAM are advised to be vigilant when taking cash payments following an incident locally in which counterfeit currency was used to purchase goods and receive a large amount of change. People receiving payment in cash are advised to check currency that does not look right and not to accept it as payment if they are unsure. An example picture has been attached to show the currency used in the recent incident. Whilst at first glance they may look legitimate, there are signs it is counterfeit. The top note can be seen to be marked and scraped and the text can be seen to unclear from the poor quality printing.

If you fall victim to any kind of fraud involving counterfeit currency, please report it as soon as possible to police.

  • Report a non-urgent crimes online: Report | Kent Police
  • Talk via the Live Chat by clicking on the blue button on website: Home | Kent Police
  • If you are hearing or speech impaired, use the textphone service 18000 for emergencies or download the BT Relay app
  • Call 999 in an emergency, if a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

Contact Information

Wendy Licence, Clerk to the Council

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