THIS is the bogus €100 note that is in circulation.
And one shop has already fallen foul to those behind peddling the note from a leading kiddies toy story.
Now police are warning shopkeeper to be on the alert for counterfeit gangs trying to offload the notes as payment for goods.
A police spokesperson said: “This was actually accepted as payment recently in business premises in Newry.
“If you work in a cash handling job please take 5 seconds to check all notes you are accepting, the first check would be look at the thing!
“The second would be to swipe a counterfeit detector pen across it, you can buy these online for pennies. Then consider the feel of the note.
“Clearly no checks were done on this note and that business is now 100 Euro down plus the value of the goods it was used to ‘pay’ for! Isn’t it as well the £ is pretty strong against the Euro!
“If you are a business owner and would like some crime prevention advice ring us on 101 and ask for the Business Liaison Officer in the Neighbourhood Team or Crime Prevention Officer.”