- A Melbourne man paid for a massage with a fake $100 note at a massage parlour
- The counterfeit money was exchanged in Springvale on September 15 at 6:30pm
- After making an appointment and paying with the fake cash he never returned
- He had been given $60 in cash as change after paying with the forged money
A man has paid for a massage in Melbourne using a fake $100 note emblazoned with bright red and white Chinese symbols.
Police say the man entered the massage store at Springvale about 6.30pm on September 15.
He booked an appointment with the fake note and was handed $60 change and never returned.
After making an appointment and paying with a fake cash the man never returned
He paid for a massage with the fake $100 note (pictured) at a Melbourne massage parlour
The note looks like other fake cash currently making it’s way around Victoria
Victoria Police on Friday released CCTV footage of the alleged scammer and images of the distinctively fake note, which looked similar to fake $50 notes recently circulating in Tasmania.
The man is Caucasian in appearance and aged about 25-27 years old with a medium build.
He was wearing long cream-coloured pants and a black and white striped shirt.
The incident comes as a timely reminder are urging shop owners to be vigilant as fraudsters attempt to use the fake currency to make purchases.
He was given $60 in cash as change after paying with the forged money which he made off with after paying
The incident is a reminder to shop owners and store counter staff to be careful when accepting cash