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View Poll Results: Have you ever received a Counterfeit currency unknowingly? What did you do with it?
Yes, reported to police / magistrate appropriately 0 0%
Yes, but Destroyed it out of fear! 3 21.43%
Yes, passed it to another person (else I would lose its value) 2 14.29%
Lucky me, never encountered one! 6 42.86%
My friend / received one unknowingly. Scary though! 3 21.43%
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Old 9th September 2008, 18:45   #1
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Default Fake Currency Notes - How do you tell the difference?

Dear All,

A small contribution to team BHP.Just came across this article.It gives basic knowledge to identify fake notes.It comes handy and an alternative to those bulky and expensive UV testing Machines.

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One correction in the above.
For Intangible printing, the arrow points in the wrong direction and the description is also not correct.
Actually, the denomination(500 in this case) is in green color and when held at an angle against light, it appears as blue.
For Re100 note, initially its half green and half blue but at an angle against light, the whole digits are blue.

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Following is the notification issued by RBI regarding fake currency notes doing the rounds.

As per the notification, for Rs1000/- notes avoid accepting 2AQ and 6AC series notes as most probably they would be fake.

Kindly inform this to your family and friends.
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Recently i am hearing that some people are getting fake notes when they withdraw money from ATM.

What should we do in such a case?
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Recently i am hearing that some people are getting fake notes when they withdraw money from ATM.

What should we do in such a case?
True! It happened for me once. I promptly returned the note along with transaction slip to the bank next morning after i found out the color difference.
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Hi,

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As per the notification, for Rs1000/- notes avoid accepting 2AQ and 6AC series notes as most probably they would be fake.
It is 8AC and 2AQ.
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True! It happened for me once. I promptly returned the note along with transaction slip to the bank next morning after i found out the color difference.
So did you get the money back in authentic notes or did the bank just kept that ?
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Hi,
It is 8AC and 2AQ.
Sorry my apologies, Its 8AC instead of 6AC as I had mentioned.

Thanks for correcting
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I have come across two of these fake 500 notes in the past.

It was fairly easy to notice that there was something different about the notes. First things that caught my eye :
- The "500" in the center looked too shiny and glittery
- The quality of the note felt more paper-y and less like typical currency.
- The (raised) "dot" for the visually impaired was missing!

Keep an eye out.

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Heck life is getting too stressful we are leaving amongst so many fake stuff... though fake currency is not new but need to watch on money withdrawn from atm's now thats heights!
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In these days of recession, if your company offers to pay in cash.
Beware.
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So did you get the money back in authentic notes or did the bank just kept that ?
I got authentic notes. They said they will destroy those fake notes.
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there was some news about ink or printing stuff was stolen or lost from the place where indian currency is printed.
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So did you get the money back in authentic notes or did the bank just kept that ?
I don't suppose you get an authentic note in return. The counterfeit is destroyed in front of you or you are given an option to inform the cops and trace the origin of the note.

Sane people ask the banker to tear the note and .
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True! It happened for me once. I promptly returned the note along with transaction slip to the bank next morning after i found out the color difference.
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Recently i am hearing that some people are getting fake notes when they withdraw money from ATM.

What should we do in such a case?
Today a 500/- note I withdrew from a SBH (State Bank of Hyd.) ATM has the serial no. starting from 7AC- a student of mine, last week, gave me a handwritten-list of fake 1k and 500 notes, and 7AC is listed as fake 500 in that!

But is it true? Anyone who could verify this?

IF it IS a fake one, what do I do? I read in an online article that a guy in Srinagar got 2k worth of fake notes from a local bank (name not mentioned) ATM, and when he went to the concerned bank branch, they flatly refused to return it, and in turn, suspected him of getting the note from somewhere!
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