Counterfeit currency doing the rounds on the Sunshine Coast


Sunshine Coast Crime Prevention Unit on Jun 26, 2020 @ 8:50am

A number of counterfeit notes continue to be used at businesses across the Sunshine Coast from Maroochydore to Kawana.

The $50 notes currently being presented are copies of the original polymer notes issued, as pictured.

Keep an eye out for counterfeit notes

While they appear to be fairly convincing copies, certain security features are not present.

Police believe that the man pictured below may be able to assist them with their enquiries in relation to the use of counterfeit notes in the area.

Anyone with information about this man is urged to contact police and quote QP2001239126.

Police believe this man may be able to assist with their enquiries in relation to the recent use of counterfeit notes

Anyone who owns, or works, in a business where they are handling cash should make themselves familiar with the security features of Australian Banknotes.

The Reserve Bank of Australia has a simple to use guide to recognising counterfeit currency. You can find this guide here:

Last week the Sunshine Coast Crime Prevention Unit shared information about identifying a counterfeit note.

You can see that post here:



If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via 24hrs per day.

Quote these reference numbers: QP2001239045, QP2001239126, QP2001261567, QP2001303560, QP2001313743 within the online suspicious activity form.


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