Fraudster openly advertises counterfeit money for sale in Stevenage on Facebook group

An advert on Facebook appears to be offering counterfeit money for sale in Stevenage

An advert on Facebook appears to be offering counterfeit money for sale in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

An advert offering counterfeit money for sale in Stevenage and the surrounding area has been posted on social networking site Facebook.

The Comet alerted Herts Police to the fact £20 counterfeit notes are being offered for sale in £200 bundles for £25.

The advert was originally posted on ‘Items for sale and swap in Stevenage, Herts and surrounding areas’ and subsequently featured on the ‘Worst Stevenage selling ads’ page.

The post states “top quality notes in stock” which have been “tried and tested in self servs and shops. 100%!!!”

Payment is requested up front, with next day delivery promised. People are directed to “inbox to order”, but advised collection is not an option.

The advert has prompted lots of comments from members of the public, with one simply saying “What a fool.”

A spokesman for Herts Police said: “No reports have been made to police by members of the public regarding this, however, the production and sale of counterfeit money is illegal and anyone who has any information in relation to this is asked to call the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.”

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