The Guardia Civil has urged the general public in Spain to be on the lookout for a 2 euro ‘switching’ scam
Spanish police took to social media to warn about the scam, with the message: “Watch out!!! These are Turkish lira. They pass for 2 euros because of their resemblance. #Quenotelacuelen”.
When looked at closely the two coins are easy to tell apart. The two-euro coin in Spain has the face of King Felipe VI or of King Juan Carlos I engraved on it.
The Turkish coins however have the phrase ‘Yeni Türk Lirasi’ engraved and also have a Turkish coat of arms and a face.