Tourists warned of short change scam
The Civil Guard is warning tourists to keep a look out for Egyptian and Mexican currency working its way into Spanish circulation.
The Mexican five peso coin and the Egyptian pound coin are very similar to the two euro coin and on first look the difference would go unnoticed.
However the number of “foreign” coins making their way into circulation at tourist hotspots has increased over the past week, according to officials.
Tourists are been asked to inspect their change when purchasing items to make sure they don’t receive any of the coins.