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Revenue seize €430k of fake notes 28.02.20

PROP money used in movies with a value of over €430k has been seized by revenue officers. Gardaí are warning businesses in Inishowen who deal with cash to alert staff to watch out for these fake Euro notes.
Fake Euro notes in varying denominations that were seized by revenue officers.
In a statement, An Garda Síochána and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners wished to highlight that there has been a significant increase in the detection of fraudulent Euro notes. These notes are often marked as "movie money” or "prop money” and bear a strong resemblance to genuine Euro notes, however they do not contain the security features. Revenue Officers have seized notes in varying denominations representing a value of €430,895 in recent mail centre detections.
They advise businesses and members of the public who deal in cash to be aware that such notes are in circulation and take appropriate precautionary measures. Business owners should ensure staff members handling cash are alerted to watch out for these fraudulent notes.
These fake notes should not be accepted as legal tender and any incidents of persons trying to pay with "prop money” should be reported to Gardaí immediately.
Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau has advised that: "People need to be aware that such notes exist and at busy times, especially late at night, they need to exercise a little care and attention. These notes are easily identifiable if precautionary checks are made. Also people who try to tender such notes as real face prosecution, a possible prison sentence and a conviction, which is for life”.
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