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After the surge: Police are warning the Danish shops

Shops in the South - and southern Jutland must take heed of fake euro banknotes.

The writing politikredsen Thursday in an email to a large number of handelsstandsforeninger.

Here reads it-namely, that their medlemsbutikker should be aware that there are currently counterfeit Euro banknotes in circulation.

the police have already had 39 cases of counterfeit banknotes in the first five months of 2020.

It is almost a fourfold increase from the same period last year, writes the South Jutland Police in a press release.

- the Risk of receiving fake banknotes is real small. But we are talking about serious crime. Therefore, we will make handelsstandsforeningerne and retailers aware of the situation.

- In addition to play the staff in the shops a key role to play in terms of being the first to spot whether a banknote is counterfeit or genuine, highlights the vicepolitiinspektør Chr. Poster from the South and the south Jutland Police Forebyggelsessektion.

Shops are encouraged to provide their employees with a good understanding of how the spotting counterfeits, says in conclusion.

Seven tips

Forebyggelsessektionen has given handelsstandsforeningerne seven good advice in the event that a business receives a counterfeit or is in doubt whether the banknote is a fake.

If you are not sure that a banknote is genuine, you should not take it. Assume that the client is innocent, and ask politely whether he/she has a second slip. Notify immediately the local police and/or the safety officer. Try to remember as much as possible about the customer. If you believe that you have received a counterfeit banknote by mistake, you must not pass it on - it is a criminal offence if you do it. Give the suspicious banknote to the police, a local bank or the national Bank. If it is true, you get your money back. Race is not any risk. If you are in doubt – contact your local police.

Source: South Jutland Police

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