Counterfeit notes circulating in Scunthorpe and district
North Lincolnshire residents are being warned about counterfeit notes circulating in the area.
It follows reports of a number of counterfeit notes used to try and purchase goods in the last few days.
Officers were called to premises on Cemetery Road, Glebe Road and Everest Road on Monday, December 3 following reports of people attempting to purchase items using fraudulent £20 notes.
Members at staff did not take the money and when challenged, the customers left empty handed.
Detective Inspector Paul Welton said: "It is important that commercial premises in Scunthorpe and the surrounding area check that all £20 notes that are handed to them are not counterfeit.
"It has been reported to police that there are a large number of these notes in circulation in North Lincolnshire and they are very good imitations, that may only be spotted by use of a specialist pen or machine, which I would encourage businesses to use.
"Anyone who may suspect someone of using these notes are asked to call police on 101 immediately.
"The use of these can be costly to businesses and police want to catch those people responsible as quickly as possible."