Police wish to issue a timely reminder for stall holders at the Royal Adelaide Show to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency after two fake notes were passed yesterday, according to SA Police.
Stall holders operating a showbag stand yesterday noticed two counterfeit $50 notes had been taken by the stand during business that day.
The two $50 notes felt reasonably similar to a genuine note, however, when closely inspected there were several flaws in the printing and some of the ink had peeled around the edges.
Police recommend that anyone accepting money take a little extra time, especially during the busy Royal Adelaide Show, to check the texture of the note and other in-built security features, particularly when larger denominations are being used for small purchases.
To determine if a suspect note is counterfeit, it is best to compare it with a note that is known to be genuine.
If you suspect you have a counterfeit note at the Royal Show, approach a police officer or attend the Police Show Office. Handle the note as little as possible and store it in an envelope. If possible, provide police with any other relevant information such as a description of the suspect and anyone else they were with.
For more information about how to detect counterfeit notes see this information from the Reserve Bank of Australia.