Check your cash, fake fifty dollar notes are being detected in NSW

Police in New South Wales have warned people in the Cooma and Snowy Mountains areas to be careful when accepting cash with several counterfeit notes detected in the last week.

Police said a business in Perisher Valley received four fifty dollar notes on Thursday that were later found to be counterfeit.

The day before, a retailer in Sharp Street at Cooma received nine fake notes.


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Police seized the notes which are now undergoing forensic analysis.

Investigators have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist with inquiries into the incident at Cooma.

He is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance and aged between 30 and 40 years old.

He is of average height and build, with short dark hair and brown eyes.

At the time of the incident, police said the man was wearing dark sports style clothing.

Anyone with information about counterfeit currency is urged to contact police immediately.

Police are urging retailers to take extra care when accepting payment with $50 notes and to ensure that they have familiarised themselves with all the security features of Australian currency.