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Beware of counterfeit £5 notes in circulation - Could you spot one?

Other crime, Warwickshire

  • Incident number: Fake currency alert
  • Date: 27/02/2017

It would appear that the new five pound notes are being counterfeited and circulated , some ways to spot them are:



Here are six ways to make sure your £5 is genuine:

1  Check the see-through window and portrait of Queen Elizabeth


2  Check Big Ben is gold on the front of the fiver and silver on the back


3  Make sure the foil patch changes from "Five" to "Pounds" you tilt it


4  Check the crown appears to be 3D when you wiggle the note

5  Use ultra-violet light to check if the "5" appears on the bottom left of the note


6  Check the green foil patch contains the word Blenheim