Warning over fake notes marked Twenty Poond

Police have issued a warning over fake bank notes – which are marked as movie props and carry the wording “Twenty Poond”.

Police in Cornwall released images of one of the low-quality counterfeits and warned shopkeepers, takeaway owners and bar staff to look out for them.

Officers said on Facebook the bogus bills had been circulating.

They wrote: “We’ve received reports of individuals using or attempting to use these ‘Twenty Poond’ notes in shops and takeaways.

The notes are being used in shops and takeaways in Cornwall (Image: SWNS)

“As you can see from the photos, these notes are clearly fake.

“They are all exactly the same, with the same serial number and wording.”

Residents confirmed they had seen the bills, which are believed to be movie props.

But it’s not hard to spot something isn’t quite right (Image: SWNS)

The fraudsters were quickly poked fun at on social media with Twitter users quick to go in on the crooks.

Some joked they could be legal tender north of the border.

Gary Button wrote: “Twenty poonds? Maybe it’s Scottish money.”

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