National Police issues warning about counterfeit currency

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National Police issues warning about counterfeit currency
National Police issues warning about counterfeit currency. CREDIT: Shutterstock

THE National Police is recommending that everyone look closely at their €10 and €20 notes.

Many counterfeit notes are now in circulation, particularly in Murcia and police warned business-owners to be particularly watchful when €10 and €20 notes are handed over in payment.

The notes should be easy to spot, particularly for English-speakers, as they all bear a blue-printed warning on the reverse side, “This is not legal tender, it is used for motion props.”

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They also bear the Movie Money trademark just below the European Union flag on the top left-hand corner on the front of each note.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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