Police have urged Griffith businesses to be on the lookout, after a fake note was used in a transaction on Sunday.
Inspector Kin Traynor said it acted as a warning for other businesses.
“The $100 note has been handed in, and we will be conducting further investigations,” she said.
“Be on the lookout for people presenting large denominations.”
This comes after reports of counterfeit notes being used in Leeton recently.
Inspector Kim Traynor said they received reports of fake money being used in Leeton at the beginning of the month.
Things to look out for when identifying the real money from fake counterparts:
- What is it made out of? Australian banknotes are printed on plastic and have a distinct feel. If a banknote feels excessively thick or thin compared to a genuine banknote, it is most likely a counterfeit. It is difficult to tear along the edge of a genuine banknote. A genuine banknote should spring back if you scrunch it up.
- Look for the coat of arms: If you hold the banknote to the light, you should see the Australian Coat of Arms.
- Look for the star: there are diamond-shaped patterns printed on the inside of the circle on both sides of the banknote. If you hold the banknote up to the light, the patterns should line up perfectly to form a seven-pointed star.
- Check the clear window: The clear window will be an integral part of the banknote, not an addition. Check that the white image printed on the window cannot be easily rubbed off.
- Embossing: there is a wave pattern in the window of the $10 banknote, and the value of the banknote in the windows of $20, $50 and $100 banknotes.