Police issue warning about fake $50 notes on the Gold Coast

Police are warning residents and business owners on the Gold Coast to keep an eye out for fake money following a spike in counterfeit $50 notes.

It’s understood a number of dodgy $50 notes have been passed on the northern side of the Gold Coast in the past few days, sparking the warning.

“The notes have been passed at licensed premises, gaming areas and service stations,” police said in a statement.


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“The $50 notes have different serial numbers and are a very good likeness however the feel of the note is not totally authentic and some of the colouring rubs away if rubbed vigorously with your finger.

“It also has a lack of coat of arms watermark when held to the light.”

Anyone who has any information about counterfeit notes are being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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