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Flooded fake notes in INDIA-BEWARE!!!!

Are you all aware that you might be having a fake 1000,500,100 or 50 rupee notes without your knowledge.We all know the importance of money in life.Life is miserable without money.Indian market is flooded with fake notes.Even ATM machine dispenses fake notes (read more http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/is-your-atm-doling-out-fake-notes/476126/).It is very important for all us to learn to identify the fake note.It is your duty to check the note which you are receiving is a real or not.EXCHANGING THE FAKE NOTE IS A CRIME.This effects the economy of our country and its development.

As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) figures, in 2007-08, about 1.95 lakh fake notes amounting to Rs 5.5 crore (twice the amount detected a year ago) were detected by commercial banks in India.

A 50 year old terrorist was caught with the fake notes in Delhi.click on this:- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Delhi/50-year-old-LeT-terrorist-nabbed-with-fake-notes/articleshow/4618342.cms

Fake notes worth Rs2000 crore in circulation.Notes beginning with serial no 2 AQ & 8 AC are suspect.click on this:- http://indiatoday.intoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48403&issueid=111&sectionid=4

Read the circular from RBI :-

Circular from RBI

How to identify fake notes ?

(reference from http://www.indiastudychannel.com)

Fake Note

Fake Note

How to look for the Watermark?

This is seen on empty portion on the left side of the note. Hold note against the light. One should be able to see a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in this space, along with multi-directional lines and an electrolyte mark showing the denominational numeral (i.e.100, 500, etc)

What is Micro-lettering?

-Hold the note at eye-level. Look into the gap between the vertical band on the right and the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. In genuine notes, one should be able to see the word RBI and the denominational numeral in this space.

-Hold the bank note horizontally, with the right vertical band facing you. One should be able to see a latent image of the denomination.

-Hold the note up against light. On the left of the portrait and half down the vertical band on the side, one can see a floral design, which appears hollow on the front side and filled up on the opposite side. The denominational numeral can be seen as a whole in this floral design, though the half of the numeral is printed on one side and the other half on the opposite side.

Identification marks – This is to help the visually impaired to identify the denomination

See below the floral design. One can see a dark patch in intaglio print (raised print). The shape of the intaglio print varies according to the denomination of the note. Different shapes for various denominations (Rs 20 – vertical rectangle, Rs 50 – square, Rs 100 – triangle, Rs 500 – circle and Rs 1,000 – diamond) are available.

Other features that appear in intaglio print

1. Seal of the RBI

2. The guarantee and the promise clause

3. RBI Governor’s signature

4. The Ashoka pillar emblem

5. Mahatma Gandhi portrait

Intaglio print is absent on a fake note. Features 2,3 will be showing a lot of differences in case of a fake note.

What Is Security thread?

It is 1.4 mm wide. It appears in breaks on the front of the original note. However, from the back, it looks like a complete line. The words RBI and Bharat (in the Devanagari script) inscribed on it. Appears yellow in ultra-violet ( UV) light. This thread will not glow if its a fake note. Continuity of the security thread is not maintained if its a fake note.

Other features seen on Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 note. Look for colour changes

Hold onto a Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 note. The colour of the numeral will change from green (when you hold the note flat) to blue (when it is held at an angle).

What features one can see in UV light?

1. The optical fibres on the bank note make themselves visible when held under ultraviolet light. In case of a fake note, optical fibres are less in number.

2. The year of printing of the original note should also be visible in the middle and the reverse side near the bottom.

3. Genuine note is made of a fibre, which has a “unique feel” and “a crackling sound.” These features are seen with the notes that were released after 2005.

What to do if you come across a fake note?

If you get a fake note from an ATM, take it back to the branch from where you initially got it. Provide the time of the transaction, the amounts involved and the denominations . The bank may be able to trace the transaction.

I request all the people to learn how to identify the fake note.You can also use fake note detector to identify a fake note.The machine cost is Rs5000-Rs7000. Even fake note detector with alarm is available in market.check out this http://hyderabad.quikr.com/c-For-Sale-Office-Equipment-FAKE-NOTE-DETECTOR-MACHINE-WITH-ALARM-FIRST-TIME-IN-INDIA–W0QQAdIdZ53177219

DISCLAIMER : All data and information provided in this post is for informational purposes only. I do not under take any responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this post and will not be liable for any kind of damages caused because of this post. Please check out any official website of Indian government to keep yourself updated on details of fake notes and ways to identify them.

  1. July 18, 2009 at 12:54 am

    interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

    • July 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

      I am glad that you liked the topics.Well, once my father came across a fake note and he then told me how to identify it and asked me to be careful.I then thought, why don’t I share this with all?and here it is…….:) 🙂

    • Ak Nair
      June 5, 2011 at 5:23 am

      The govt should withdraw 500 and 1000 Rs notes which is mainly causing the inflation. It was an idea of politicians to hide their money in big notes. Its really helping the terrorists to do financial terrorism in India by flooding with 500 and 1000 rs currency and inflating a bubbled economy.

      • June 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

        I don’t think this is possible. Withdrawing 500 and 1000 Rupee notes from the market requires the replacement with other designations which is practically difficult. Thus, I believe public awareness is the best way to eradicate the fake notes from the country.

  2. satishknaidu
    September 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm


    1000 RUPEES NOTE SERIES :::::

    2AQ , 7AB , 7AC ,8AC ,9AB ,9AA 9BV ,2AU ,7DN ,7CN , 9AT

    500 RUPEES NOTE SERIES::::::::::::::::::

    0EP ,6AB ,6CW ,6BC,6AV,6AC,7CA,
    7DD ,8BP ,8BS ,8PQ ,8DC ,8BB 8DP, 8BF ,8CS ,8DD ,9BK ,9AN
    9AR ,9PN ,9CN, 9OS .

    • September 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      hi Satishknaidu,
      thank you for sharing this information.. 🙂

  3. September 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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    A definite great read…:)


  4. September 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    We feel RBI’s deliberation on suggesting bankers the use of “sorting machines” needs further attention to looking for “Genuine & Accurate fake note detectors” which work on data cum image based technology. Sorting machines are working just on image base technology which is limitedly compatible and useful just for fitness/quality sorting of notes and are too poor to detect super fake notes. Sorter just throws out large number of doubtful notes with comparatively large number of false alarms and carries very high possibility of passing super fake notes as genuine resulting into issuance of such notes at cash counters or at ATM centers.

    The kind of machines Indian Banks at cash counters needed are the machine which can verify not only the images but also can check the chemical and physical properties of papers, inks, resins and other materials used in production of note. The machine should be capable of not allowing any fake note to pass as genuine. It is possible only with the detectors specially developed considering the large number of intricacies concerning to Indian notes. A multi currency super fake note detector/ Currency verification & processing Systems is recently launched by an Indian company having web address http://www.paradigmcashsystems.com It is suggested therefore that all the concerned authorities form RBI, Government of India, Banks investigative agencies etc should invariably go through the crucial informations provided in the web site. It could help in curtailing the menace of fake notes prevalent in our country.
    Paradigm EXC 6700-I is exclusively developed for validity verification of Indian currency notes –ICNs & detection of Fake Indian Currency Notes-FICNs mixed/hidden with packets of genuine notes. Most useful at Cash Desks of Banks, ATM centers, large retail outlets, treasuries etc as also at currency chests to process large number of notes that are sorted as suspects by image based heavy duty currency processors.

    Paradigm EXC 6700 –I is a Desk Top Fake Note Sorter/Detector commonly known as Currency Validity Verification and Processing System or Super Fake Currency Note Detector. It verifies not only varied images, emblems, portraits, texts, water marks, magnetic and other machine readable features of notes but also checks the physical and chemical properties of security paper, varied types of inks, resins, security threads and other materials used in production of notes, constituting large number of check points out of the interrelated combinations & permutations of varied security features in the notes, by automatic one by one pick ups of single note at a time out of the stacked packet of 100 notes of single or mixed denominations, and processes a note in 0.6 seconds and 100 notes in 1 minute. The process includes identification of discrepancies of features in the rejected note for further legal adjudication of its validity. It also counts and valuates the accepted notes both in aggregate as also denomination wise.

    Its variant model scans, reads, records serial numbers of US Dollars and offer connectivity to PC for print out of serial numbers with summary of denominations, counts and values with personalized information of the users with date and time of operations.

  5. venkatesh
    December 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Today i deposited some amount in icici,they found 1 Rs.500 note is fake,they told we have to re check this note if this is fake we will destroy.
    By common approach we cannot check each and every notes like this and i cannot recollect the source of money comes to me may be thro persons or atms etc,
    please advice if that note is fake what they will do.


    • December 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

      Its very sad that most of us suffer from this kind of situation. General tendency of the person is to just forward that fake note to another person and finally when that goes to the bank, it will be and it has to be burned. People should understand that circulation of fake notes effects the economy of the country, which indirectly effects us. Thus all merchants,companies,shopkeepers,showrooms,malls etc should installed the fake note detector machine and should thus avoid accepting it.

    • December 11, 2009 at 11:59 am

      Dear Venkatesh,

      We’re sorry to hear about your experience.

      Please write to us with your contact details and account number at care@icicibank.com. We’ll contact you and work to address your issue.

      ICICI Customer Service Team

  6. pk
    August 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    as a bank employee it becoems very difficult to scan each and every note. more over i observed that one of the banks have crossed a genuine 1000 re note as “fake” it passes all the test. so according tome even experienced bank personnels do not know how to detect a fake note. passing each and every note thru uv lamp may cause some health hazard. i observe that in some cases half of the note glows blue and the remaining half appears genuine..

    • August 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

      Now this is something very critical…If it goes this way can’t imagine what is going to happen…what do you think should be the role of the citizens??

  7. tulasida tilve
    October 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    canot be stopped forever it will be a dream for india

  8. tulasida tilve
    October 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    this country population crossed 100 crores when we cant count human beings or identify indians how we can identify fake notes.immpossible

  9. October 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I think every Indian share equal responsibility regarding this matter. If each and every Indian learn how to identify the fake note and check for the fake note when exchanging, then I think we can stop the fake note circulation. If this is a dream for India, then I think it can be achieved if all Indians make this as their habit. No offense, but I dont think it is impossible. Its just the way how we spread it among all Indians.

  10. December 21, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Information provided is amazingly worth for every Indian and for the citizens to be careful, on this sensitive issue.

    On the issue of Fake notes, there is a good article in December issue of ARTHPURNA – monthly Marathi Magazine. What havock fake currency can play in the economy is detailed in the article. It is worth reading.

  11. Geet Kalani
    June 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    i want 2 intern on security of indain currency note topic.but where I am apply there the technical approach is applied which & how technique is used ,any mathematically & security technique and how can implement and design.so pls suggest me i want 2 fo intern in this field

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