POLICE have issued an urgent warning about fake £20 Scottish notes in Huddersfield.
A man went into pubs in the Lindley area on Thursday afternoon and used a £20 Scottish note in each to buy just one drink.
He then quickly left with his change and hardly touched his drink.
Mr David Smith, landlord of the Black Horse in Occupation Road, quickly realised the note was a forgery as soon as the man tried to pay with it.
"He was trying to buy a bottle of Budweiser," said Mr Smith.
"But it was a poor forgery and the paper was much thicker than a genuine note.
"The man realised he'd been rumbled and ran off with the note down Occupation Road."
Sgt Bob Filby, of Huddersfield police, said: "This man may try the same con at other pubs in the Huddersfield area.
"So it's vital that staff are extra-vigilant, especially if someone is trying to pay with a Scottish note."
The fraudster is in his early 20s and wore a black bomber jacket, a black baseball cap and dark jeans.