Counterfeit $100 notes are reportedly in circulation in the Launceston region.
Concerned Launceston resident Brett called into Tasmania Talks this morning to warn retailers to be on high alert.
This comes after Brett witnessed a young woman trying to pass the counterfeit money off as the real thing in the Launceston CBD.
@Spoonyman @tasmaniatalks Fake Notes pictures, Chinese lettering is on one side generally so people handing them over will only show side to retailers without Chinese lettering. Seen them at Bottle Shops, takeaways and Pubs. Hoping busy staff won’t notice. pic.twitter.com/hhbMALpC3U— BigEaredGaloot. (@BigEaredGaloot) July 10, 2018
Brett describes the dodgy money as feeling like paper, rather than the plastic feel of legitimate money. The notes feature Chinese symbols and do not have transparent windows (sample image above).
Have you had an experience with counterfeit money?