In the lead up to Christmas Crimestoppers crime fighting charity are launching the ‘Fake Money Is A Crime’ campaign to appeal for information on those producing, buying or selling fake banknotes.
Incidents have shown that retailers, schools, charities and the elderly are conned out of money across the UK due to counterfeit money.
In the first half of 2014, worthless counterfeit banknotes with a notional value of £4.2 million were removed from the UK’s streets, while the figure for the whole of 2013 was £11.6 million.
Whilst this is a tiny fraction of the £56 billion worth of genuine banknotes in circulation, it is still a large amount.
Help fight fake money - dealing in fake money is wrong and harms us all.
If you know who’s making, buying or selling fake money, tell Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-org.uk.