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Police in the Cairns and Tablelands area have received numerous reports of counterfeit money circulating in the community in recent weeks.
Police are investigating the seventh counterfeit currency report in the past week.
Four Smithfield businesses, a Manunda business, an Edmonton business and a Cairns CBD business have all reported an incident where counterfeit currency was presented.
Earlier this month two Mareeba businesses reported the use of counterfeit money.
Local businesses are urged to make sure all employees are aware of these recent incidents and provide advice to them about how to identify counterfeit currency.
Australian banknotes are printed on polymer, a type of plastic that has a distinct feel.
Polymer notes should return back to shape after they are scrunched up.
The current counterfeit notes are printed on plastic and do feel similar to bank notes however all employees handling cash should make themselves familiar with genuine Australian banknotes.
If you suspect you’ve received counterfeit currency:
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