Friday, September 11, 2009

How to differentiate between genuine and fake notes.

Everybody knows the "Importance Of Money" in today's life. A lot of fake notes have come into market. Terrorists and criminals are manufacturing such notes very intelligently. Common man should know how to identify a fake note.Look at all your notes carefully before taking it from the ATM or receiving it from another person, even if he is a trusted person because fake notes are increasing. We are providing you the information so that next time you receive a note you can easily differentiate between a genuine note and a fake note.

1 In a fake note the security thread that passes through the note is tampered and is broken in between whereas in a genuine note the thread is visible in a straight line. It contains the words "Bharat" in the Devanagri script and "RBI" appearing alternately.

2 The number panel of the notes are printed in fluorescent ink and are of standard size (if a number mentioned on the top right hand corner of the note varies in size, then it is a forged note).

3 The `micro-lettering' technology used in the printing of a note provides additional security to the notes against counterfeiting. Micro-printing like "RBI 100" is printed that can be seen using magnifying glass.

4 Braille Mark -- An identification mark has been introduced in the new series note for visually impaired people. This mark is in intaglio printing and it has different geometrical shapes for various denomination. For Rs 100 denomination, we have triangle as the identification mark.

5 The image of Mahatma Gandhi on the left side of the currency note is printed exactly the same like the one printed on the right hand side of the note. When the note is put underneath a bulb or looked up in the natural light, the image of Mahatma Gandhi on the left side of the note becomes clearly visible.

6 When the currency note is placed under the Ultra violet lamp it one can see the image of twinkling stars.

7 The fluorescent ink used in the printing of the currency note is water and soap resistant and dries quickly on getting wet.

8 The printing of a currency note has distinct and vivid colours.

9 The watermark in new currency note depicts Mahatma Gandhi, visible from both front and back in transmitted light. Cannot be replicated using scanning or photocopy equipments.

10 The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, Reserve Bank Seal, guarantee and promise clause, Ashoka pillar emblems on the left, RBI governor`s signature are printed in intaglio, that is in raised prints. (IMP)

11 I, J, O, X, Y, Z alphabets are not used in alphabet series on any note.
12 In 2005 series, on the reverse side of the notes, the year of printing is mentioned at the centre bottom.

LATENT IMAGE : There is a vertical band on the right side of Mahatma Gandhi's portrait which contains the image of the notes denomination. The image appears only when light is allowed to fall at an angle of 45 degrees on the note, otherwise it appears as a vertical band.

MICROLETTERINGS: This appears between the vertical band and the portrait. It can only be seen better through a magnifying glass. For Rs 10 notes, it contains the word "RBI". Notes of Rs 20 and above contain the denomination value of the note.

IDENTIFICATION MARK: On all notes except Rs 10, there is a special intaglio feature on the left of the water-mark specially for the visually impaired. This feature varies according to the denomination of the note. They are: Rs 20: Vertical Rectangle, Rs 50: Square, Rs 100: Triangle, Rs 500: Circle, Rs 1000: Diamond.

INTAGLIO PRINTING: In notes of Rs 20 and above, the Gandhi portrait, RBI Seal, guarantee, promise clause, Ashoka Pillar emblem, and the governor's signature are printed in intaglio or raised print.

FLUORESCENCE: The number panels are printed in fluorescent ink. The notes have also optical fibres which can only be seen when exposed to a ultra-violet lamp.

OPTICALLY VARIABLE INK: The numerals of the Rs 500 (revised colour scheme of milk yellow, mauve and brown) and Rs 1000 notes is printed in optically variable ink (a colour shifting ink). The colour of the numerals on the note is green when held flat but will turn blue when the note is held at an angle.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Watch out, you may be holding a fake note.

It is well known that fake currency notes are in circulation in India. Terrorism is changing its face; It is prominently the starting of a new form of terrorism called 'economic terrorism'.. Our economy is hoped to reach the eight to nine per cent growth. But, what will happen to an economy, which is being flooded by fake currencies?

An estimate suggests that more than Rs 1,69,000 crores of fake currencies are in wide circulation in our country and out of which more than Rs 40 crores may be in Uttar Pradesh itself.

Recent acts of economic terror has been found in Abid, in Doomariaganj of UP where from a bank’s currency chest fake notes have been seized. Though quantum of currency note is officially seized is not more than Rs 5 lakh, the deadliest part of this seizure is its negative impact on India’s growing economy.

Apart from that the quality of papers, the quality of printing are of such a fine quality that it is not possible to differentiate between a genuine and a fake one. It also highlights the fact that advanced technology is being used to print such fake notes and the people who get a fake note by chance, do not know what to do with it.

If they take it to the bank, it cancels it and deposits it with the RBI, which means losing the money because if the bank starts compensating everyone who comes to them, then every Tom, Dick and Harry will approach bank with a fake note. There is no way banks can replace them and if people try to ‘use’ it in the market, it becomes a criminal offence.

And what if you take the fake note to the police? A police officer will simply lodge a daily diary report, specifying the note denomination and number.

Fake currency notes in circulation seem to have more than doubled when it comes to denominations of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 in the past three years. The government has attributed the high quality of fake currency notes to being sourced from mints in neighbouring states.

While the police have made a major breakthrough in unearthing the various fake currency note operators' racket and recovering such fake notes, the Reserve Bank of India has also launched an elucidation drive as the number of fake notes received by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), from various banks is increasing. The Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions to banks to ensure that counterfeit banknotes are not dispensed through ATMs, following complaints.
A good number of soiled and worn out notes received by the RBI are also found fake. The data revealed that the 100-rupee note is the most circulated when it comes to fake currency and the latest fake note circulated is 10 rupees note.

Watch videos on fake currency notes by clicking on the following links:

RBI concerned over inflow of fake currency

India's Economic Terror - $ 42 b in fake currency

Sharp rise in fake currency circulation

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