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Taxi drivers, city residents alerted of fake banknotes

The FM91 traffic station Monday warned the public about strangers passing fake banknotes.

Radio station executive Jaiton Sriwangpol said the 1644 hotline had received 57 complaints from August 1-January 31.

Of the total victims, 50 were taxi drivers, three were taxi passengers and four gas station employees.

The bogus bills came in denominations of Bt20, Bt50, Bt100 and Bt1,000.

She urged the public to be on the alert and take time to check the banknotes given to them.

Once people accepted the counterfeits it was hard to trace the tricksters.

The Nation

 

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Re: Bangkok - Taxi drivers, city residents alerted of fake banknotes
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 09:30:17 PM »
Unusual that so many denominations have been faked, I thought the 50baht notes couldn't be faked and the 20baht notes are hardly worth faking.
 

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Re: Bangkok - Taxi drivers, city residents alerted of fake banknotes
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 10:56:41 PM »
The problem is that it is so hard to tell which banknote is genuine or faked. There is a way of finding out: let one of those deposit machines from Bangkok Bank check them. Fake ones it is supposed to refuse. Optical differences are said to be almost impossible to make out. The paper of the fakes is said to be less smooth. But if you don't suspect one to be fake already you probably don't look for that, don't compare it to other bills you know are genuine. And what are you gonna do, if you spot a fake? Take it to the police or forget about your doubts and spend it again?

And what, if the fake came from an ATM? :-[
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy
 

 



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