Fake banknotes crop up in Leigh

Shopkeepers in Leigh are being visited by Leigh PCSOs after counterfeit notes were seized by officers.

Police have received five reports about the bogus notes being handed over at shops in Leigh.

PCSO Carol Fox, of Leigh police, said: “The fake £20 notes have been used at convenience stores along the A13 corridor in Leigh over recent weeks. "In response, I have been visiting local shops to offer advice to staff about checking the validity of paper money.”

Anyone with information about the production or use of counterfeit currency is urged to contact their local police station on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.

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4:34pm Tue 14 Feb 12

SUFC1906 says...

Its called QE (Quantative Easing) as defined by Mervyn King, Bank of England Governor. Supposed to stimulate the economy according to politicians & bankers so Ok for them to do it. For anybody else its called forgery.
Its called QE (Quantative Easing) as defined by Mervyn King, Bank of England Governor. Supposed to stimulate the economy according to politicians & bankers so Ok for them to do it. For anybody else its called forgery. SUFC1906

4:46pm Tue 14 Feb 12

The Yellow Peril says...

I'm surprised any fake notes manage to get through shops these days with all the technology available and the Supermarket Note Police who have to be called over each time you get a £50 note out your pocket! Makes you feel like a criminal for owning one!
I'm surprised any fake notes manage to get through shops these days with all the technology available and the Supermarket Note Police who have to be called over each time you get a £50 note out your pocket! Makes you feel like a criminal for owning one! The Yellow Peril

5:14pm Tue 14 Feb 12

Nebs says...

Remove cash from society and you remove lots of crime. If all transactions are electronic then they can all be traced. The benefits agency can see who is working while they are claiming. Selling or buying stolen goods or drugs will become much more difficult and traceable. It won't solve everything, but it will be a start.
Remove cash from society and you remove lots of crime. If all transactions are electronic then they can all be traced. The benefits agency can see who is working while they are claiming. Selling or buying stolen goods or drugs will become much more difficult and traceable. It won't solve everything, but it will be a start. Nebs

5:46pm Tue 14 Feb 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

those fifteen pound notes are pretty convincing I must admit, not as good as the thirty pound notes though...
those fifteen pound notes are pretty convincing I must admit, not as good as the thirty pound notes though... The Cater Wood Creeper

6:03pm Tue 14 Feb 12

iknoweverything says...

these fake £20's are all over south essex / east london at the moment. they are apparently being sold for as little as £3 each. they are poor quality fakes and easy to spot though. be careful.
these fake £20's are all over south essex / east london at the moment. they are apparently being sold for as little as £3 each. they are poor quality fakes and easy to spot though. be careful. iknoweverything

6:15pm Tue 14 Feb 12

jolllyboy says...

i think we should have been told straight away so that we could watch out for any given to US by the shops. They often palm off a foreign coin if you are not looking at your change.
i think we should have been told straight away so that we could watch out for any given to US by the shops. They often palm off a foreign coin if you are not looking at your change. jolllyboy

7:08pm Tue 14 Feb 12

see what i mean says...

Fake £20 Fake Police Officers (PCSO)

Talk about pot kettle
Fake £20 Fake Police Officers (PCSO) Talk about pot kettle see what i mean

9:29pm Tue 14 Feb 12

Minceir says...

Nebs wrote:
Remove cash from society and you remove lots of crime. If all transactions are electronic then they can all be traced. The benefits agency can see who is working while they are claiming. Selling or buying stolen goods or drugs will become much more difficult and traceable. It won't solve everything, but it will be a start.
Welcome to the NWO!
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Remove cash from society and you remove lots of crime. If all transactions are electronic then they can all be traced. The benefits agency can see who is working while they are claiming. Selling or buying stolen goods or drugs will become much more difficult and traceable. It won't solve everything, but it will be a start.[/p][/quote]Welcome to the NWO! Minceir

1:23pm Wed 15 Feb 12

pamen7 says...

Removing cash from society may remove lots of cash crime but it would also increase card crime, including cloned cards, identity theft, electronic transfer hacking company/shop errors and god forbid if the banks were ever to make an error. (Unheard of ) lol.
As for tracing, you may be able to trace the transaction but criminals also have the ability to hide where the money goes and I am pretty sure they don't all use their real names and addresses
Removing cash from society may remove lots of cash crime but it would also increase card crime, including cloned cards, identity theft, electronic transfer hacking company/shop errors and god forbid if the banks were ever to make an error. (Unheard of ) lol. As for tracing, you may be able to trace the transaction but criminals also have the ability to hide where the money goes and I am pretty sure they don't all use their real names and addresses pamen7

4:04pm Thu 16 Feb 12

freeranger says...

SUFC1906 wrote:
Its called QE (Quantative Easing) as defined by Mervyn King, Bank of England Governor. Supposed to stimulate the economy according to politicians & bankers so Ok for them to do it. For anybody else its called forgery.
EXCELLENT! lol
[quote][p][bold]SUFC1906[/bold] wrote: Its called QE (Quantative Easing) as defined by Mervyn King, Bank of England Governor. Supposed to stimulate the economy according to politicians & bankers so Ok for them to do it. For anybody else its called forgery.[/p][/quote]EXCELLENT! lol freeranger

4:08pm Thu 16 Feb 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

has anyone got a seven and a six pound note they could for change this thirteen pound note I've got?
has anyone got a seven and a six pound note they could for change this thirteen pound note I've got? The Cater Wood Creeper

10:59pm Thu 16 Feb 12

muffindamule says...

Minceir wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Remove cash from society and you remove lots of crime. If all transactions are electronic then they can all be traced. The benefits agency can see who is working while they are claiming. Selling or buying stolen goods or drugs will become much more difficult and traceable. It won't solve everything, but it will be a start.
Welcome to the NWO!
I'm certainly in favour of non cash wage and benefit payments. It has worked well in many other European countries. The proof of identity required when opening a bank account should be sufficient to see such a system work here. Those fraudulently drawing benefits won't be keen on the idea I'm sure but you can't please everyone.
[quote][p][bold]Minceir[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Remove cash from society and you remove lots of crime. If all transactions are electronic then they can all be traced. The benefits agency can see who is working while they are claiming. Selling or buying stolen goods or drugs will become much more difficult and traceable. It won't solve everything, but it will be a start.[/p][/quote]Welcome to the NWO![/p][/quote]I'm certainly in favour of non cash wage and benefit payments. It has worked well in many other European countries. The proof of identity required when opening a bank account should be sufficient to see such a system work here. Those fraudulently drawing benefits won't be keen on the idea I'm sure but you can't please everyone. muffindamule

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