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Funny money warning for business

Counterfeit cash used across Logan

Funny money warning for business

Police have issued a fresh warning to shop keepers after counterfeit $50 notes were used at stores across Logan.

The fraudulent notes have been used in Browns Plains, Marsden and Crestmead at various retail stores and service businesses.

Detective Acting Inspector Scott Furlong said offenders often used fake large value notes while making low-value purchases.

“This is a timely reminder for all customer service employees to check the quality of all $50 and $100 notes before giving change to a customer," he said.

“Advice on how to identify counterfeit notes is available through the Reserve Bank of Australia website, but you should check notes for the security features including the coat of arms watermark, the clear plastic window is part of the note and not stuck on, and the Southern Cross stars look genuine and do not scratch off with moderate rubbing."

Click here for the RBA's tips on detecting counterfeit cash.

- James Royce, Twitter @jameseroyce