The Bank of England has issued a summary of its advice to retailers on how to spot counterfeit notes. Much of this advice is common sense and what should be normal good practice but particularly in the Christmas rush, it is very easy for staff to drop their guard. The Bank points out that a quick manual check can prevent most counterfeit notes being accepted. These checks include gauging the texture of the paper, feeling the raised print, observing the watermark and holograms and inspecting the metallic thread running through the note.
The Bank of England is providing free training materials for counter staff.
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