FRAUDSTERS are using fake £50 notes across the area, police have warned.
A number of reported counterfeits have been identified across the Fareham and Portsmouth area.
Police in Portsmouth took to Twitter to warn residents about the fakes.
In a tweet, Portsmouth police said: ‘If you are handed one, keep it safe, secure any CCTV and call us on 101.’
To find out how to spot a real £50 note from a fake one, see: bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/50-pound-note