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Can you spot what’s dodgy about these knock-off $50 notes?

Two Tassie men arrested for the failed forgeries.
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Tasmania Police have arrested and charged two men for making and circulating fake $50 notes after spotting some dodgy details.

Would you be able to tell this was a fake?

Knock-off notes have been circulating in Tassie
Can you spot what’s wrong with this note? (Credit: Tasmania Police)

Police have revealed how they could tell the notes were fakes. First, they are all marked with the serial number HH13863456.

They’re also smaller than a legal $50 note.

Most telling of the rip-off bills, however, is the hand-drawn Southern Cross in the transparent cut out section which appear to have been drawn with a white-out pen.

Australian 50 dollar note
(Credit: Getty)

A 22-year-old man and a 43-year-old man have been charged for possessing counterfeit currency and will appear before Launceston Magistrates Court.

Can you help? Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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