Police are warning businesses to be vigilant after several incidents of passing counterfeit notes have occurred in the Gwynedd south area over the last 24 hours.
The individuals concerned have mostly attempted to pay for low value goods using fake Bank of Ireland £50 notes in Penrhyndeudraeth, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog.
The two men and a woman are travelling in a dark blue Ford Transit, and have Irish accents. One of the men has what is described as having an “Angel wing” tattoo on the left side of his neck.
It is believed that these individuals may travel throughout the North Wales area, and as such we advise anyone who is offered a Bank of Ireland £50 note to undertake the usual checks, and if any suspicious circumstances occur, please contact police on 101 or via the live webchat. Likewise, any sightings of the distinctive vehicle pictured which has Irish number plates should be reported immediately.