Counterfeit $20 note found circulating in Northern Rivers

Counterfeit $20 'training' notes used to teach Chinese bank tellers are circulating Australia - as police reveal how to spot the fakes Counterfeit $20 note found in circulation at Northern Rivers in New South Wales An unsuspecting elderly man went to pay for hay when the forgery was noticed Police said it could have been a one-off incident but have advised caution Key differences include dotted lines in top corner and white patch at the bottom 

By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:32 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 05:32 BST, 1 April 2019

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Counterfeit $20 notes originally made to train Chinese bank tellers have been found in circulation.

Police first came to learn of the fake notes after an unsuspecting elderly person tried to purchase hay in the Northern Rivers area in New South Wales on Thursday.

'Police attached to Richmond Police District are investigating an incident where a $20 training note was used to pay for an item from a Facebook advisement,' Richmond Police District said in a post on Facebook.

Counterfeit $20 notes originally made to train Chinese bank tellers have been found in circulation (pictured, counterfeit banknote)

Counterfeit $20 notes originally made to train Chinese bank tellers have been found in circulation (pictured, counterfeit banknote)

Police first came to learn of the fraudulent money after an unsuspecting elderly person tried to purchase hay in the Northern Rivers area in New South Wales on Thursday (pictured, real banknotes)

Police first came to learn of the fraudulent money after an unsuspecting elderly person tried to purchase hay in the Northern Rivers area in New South Wales on Thursday (pictured, real banknotes)

'An elderly person paid for some hay and was unaware they had the training note amongst other $20 notes in their possession.'

While the counterfeit note may look like the real deal without close inspection, police have noted there are glaring differences.

Two dotted lines are printed on the top right hand

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