COIN SCAM SPAIN: Public warning for expats and holidaymakers to count change as false coins enter circulation

NATIONAL Police warn the public to keep an eye out for coin scam going around Europe once again.
Officers first warned about people being short-changed last year but have recently been forced to warn the public again after a rise in reported cases.
Police are warning that everyone should check their change carefully after every transaction to make sure they have not been given either a Turkish Lira (looks almost identical to a one-euro coin), the Turkish 50 Kurus coin (looks like a two-euro coin) Jamaican 20 Dollar coin (looks like a one-euro coin), the Polish 5 Zlotych coin (similar to a two-euro coin) and the Venezuelan Bolivar (very similar to the one-euro coin).
According to the National Police, these coins are very similar to the real euro but their value is much, much lower.

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