Check your Banknotes

We urge retailers and organizations to check all banknotes deliberately. You should ensure all staff realize what to do in the event that they presume a banknote is fake. Forgers will target organizations where they realize that banknotes aren’t being checked legitimately.

You can make manual checks rapidly and effortlessly utilizing the banknote security highlights. Try not to depend on checking only one security include; check a couple.

Retailers and organizations are welcome to join the Banknote Checking Scheme, which advances expanded banknote checking through focused instruction and preparing.

The majority of our instructive materials are accessible for nothing out of pocket to enable you to check your banknotes.

On the off chance that you might want to get any of the movies in mp4 design or the web based instructional class as a zipfile to help prepare your staff, email [email protected]

Clues and tips for retailers

Know that individuals endeavoring to utilize fake banknotes will regularly attempt to purchase a low-esteem thing utilizing a high-esteem note, for example, a £20 note. This is so they can escape with your stock and cash from your till.

Utilizing UV lights to watch that a banknote is bona fide

A decent quality ultra violet (UV) light that transmits light at around 365 nanometres is best to check the fluorescent element on the £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes. The utilization of LED (Light Emitting Diode) gadgets, (for example, key dandy write indicators) isn’t prescribed as the lion’s share of these produce light at more prominent than 365 nanometres. Keep in mind, don’t simply check one security highlight however check a couple of, for example, the vibe of the paper and the raised print, the watermark and the metallic string.

Utilizing an “indicator pen” to watch that banknotes are authentic

The pens work by responding with the starch that is available in ‘typical’ wood mash paper. Along these lines, while they can identify a few (however not all) fakes imprinted on paper, they won’t distinguish fakes imprinted on polymer. Be cautious as old or filthy pens can be untrustworthy.

Organization arrangements on fake banknotes

You should ensure your staff realize what to do in the event that they speculate a banknote is fake. The accompanying rules are given as industry best practice.

In the event that you are given a banknote that you think is fake, keep it and request another type of installment on the off chance that you feel safe to do as such. On the off chance that the conditions are suspicious – i.e. you presume that the client is purposely attempting to pass a fake banknote – call the police and hand the note to them. In the event that it isn’t suspicious, furnish the client with a receipt. Contingent upon your organization arrangement, you can send the banknote to the Bank of England by means of your own bank or specifically to us utilizing our fake detailing structure.

In the event that your staff feel in danger they should reject the note however not keep it, and request another type of installment. They should report the occurrence inside according to your organization’s approach.

On the off chance that you find a fake banknote amid your every day getting the money for up process and the conditions are not suspicious or if there is no confirmation connecting it to a particular client (e.g. CCTV film or storecard subtle elements), again take after your organization approach and either take it to your bank or send specifically to the Bank of England utilizing our frame. In suspicious conditions or if there is confirm connecting the client to the exchange, if it’s not too much trouble contact the police for counsel first. Banknotes that are to be given to the police ought to be packed away and taken care of by as few individuals as could be allowed, as they could give a wellspring of measurable proof.

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