Sat. Sep 26th, 2020

Twenty Pound notes: investigation after ATM dispenses toy money

Two banknotes dealt out in Lancaster also stated ‘this note is play money’ and NOT FOR USE

The Yorkshire building society is to investigate how two fake £20 notes were issued by a cash machine outside its Lancaster branch.

The investigation was prompted after the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, and a friend tried to use the cash to pay for breakfast in a London cafe last weekend. The waitress refused to accept the notes – which bear the words “Twenty Poond” on the reverse side and said they were “obviously fake”. Waterson’s friend had received the notes among £80 she had withdrawn from an ATM at the Lancaster branch of the Yorkshire the previous weekend.

Continue reading…Two banknotes dealt out in Lancaster also stated ‘this note is play money’ and NOT FOR USEThe Yorkshire building society is to investigate how two fake £20 notes were issued by a cash machine outside its Lancaster branch.The investigation was prompted after the Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, and a friend tried to use the cash to pay for breakfast in a London cafe last weekend. The waitress refused to accept the notes – which bear the words “Twenty Poond” on the reverse side and said they were “obviously fake”. Waterson’s friend had received the notes among £80 she had withdrawn from an ATM at the Lancaster branch of the Yorkshire the previous weekend. Continue reading…

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