Counterfeit notes used at Salisbury FC

Ray Mac Salisbury FC 1 (Faye Marsh)

Published by Ellie Harries at 11:20am 6th December 2018. (Updated at 12:36pm 6th December 2018)

The false £20 notes have been used within the club in Old Sarum.

Salisbury FC will now be using random checks to counteract the use of the counterfeit money on game days.

A spokesperson for the club said;

"Over the past 12 months, the club has been the victim of receiving counterfeit £20 notes, the latest ones in the Sarum Suite on Saturday 1 December.

"As a result with immediate effect, random checks, using counterfeit detector pens, will take place at the Gates, Sarum Suite, Tea Huts and the Shop.

"This may have the impact of slowing down either entry into the ground or the processing of orders in the Sarum Suite etc.

"Whilst this is regrettable, we are sure supporters will appreciate why this has now become necessary to implement."

HOW TO SPOT A FAKE NOTE

Money coins cash 3 (Mike Draper)
Could you recognise a counterfeit note?

Wiltshire Police have provided us with this advice;

  • The paper tends to be not as you would expect of a bank note, it tends to be thinner, because they are treated specially.
  • The print quite often can be blurry, so look for nice crisp print on a bank note.
  • The metal strip has to go all the way through so hold it up to the light and make sure that line goes all the way through the note.
  • The watermark it's not printed on, it should be part of the paper.

The number to call if you have any suspicions or report crimes involving fake notes is 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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