THE new $5 banknote released at the start of this month by the Reserve Bank.
THE new $5 banknote released at the start of this month by the Reserve Bank.

Warning about counterfeit currency in circulation

THE new $5 banknote released at the start of this month by the Reserve Bank may cause a raised eyebrow in uninformed circles.

But be assured that the new design is legitimate and it's circulation carries the approval of the Australian Government.

However, police are urging residents on the Sunshine Coast to remain vigilant when examining $50 and $100 notes after a sum of counterfeit money continues to be circulated in and around the Sunshine Coast region.

The quality of the counterfeit banknotes is very sophisticated making easy identification difficult.

Ongoing enforcement action against criminal gangs and their networks is continuing by police.

Members of the community are encouraged to do their bit by reporting any suspect banknotes.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24-hours a day.


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