A woman has advertised on Facebook the sale of fake £20 notes.
The woman who goes by the name of Louise is offering people in Hartlepool the chance to purchase the notes for just £1000.
She claims that the fraudulent notes will fool any store in Hartlepool by passing the pen test.
Even going as far as to claim they will work at self service checkouts at supermarkets.
please spread the message that fake £20 notes are in circulation within Hartlepool, check any notes any shops may be giving you in your change.