Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2022

Warning issued over counterfeit £50 notes being used in Betws y Coed

North Wales news and information

Police are investigating a number of incidents in Betws Y Coed where a person has paid for goods with £50 which are believed to be counterfeit.

The Bank of Scotland notes have passed UV tests but the general quality is said to be poor.

Officers have reported that the ink can be simply be scratched off and the proof mark appears to be a sticker on top of the plastic note.

They have asked people to be alert in case other areas are targeted.

North Wales Police said: “Many businesses do not accept £50 notes already but our advice would be to carefully examine any £50 notes that you receive to prevent a risk of loss to your business.

“If you believe that you have recently taken in one of the notes please contact Action Fraud at or alternatively you can call 03001232040.

Main image: “Fan of £50 notes” by Bank of England is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

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