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Police warn public of fraudsters passing fake £20 and £50 notes in wider Armagh area

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Business owners and public alike are being urged to be on their guard amid reports of a batch of fake bank notes being passed in Armagh.

The PSNI says it has received reports of fake £20 and £50 notes in circulation in the wider Armagh area.

And they have been sprayed with hairspray, a trick often used by fraudsters to make them harded to detect.

A PSNI spokesperson urged shop owners: “All serial numbers appear to match.

“Please tell staff to take their time and not be afraid to refuse what normally is a small purchase.”

A vehicle believed connected with the passing of the note has a partial registration of 11 MO followed by four digits.

A second vehicle is HM02 with three unknown digits.

Both are described as white van style vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

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