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Warning! Fake Bt1,000 And Bt100 Banknotes Circulating In Thailand

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Warning! Fake 1,000 and 100 THB Banknotes Circulating in the South and the North

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Songkla, the police found fake 1,000 THB banknotes in muang Hadyai, Songkhla province and fake 100 THB banknotes in northern Nan province. The replica banknotes looked very much look like the real banknotes.

SONGKHLA – May 22, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Col. Surachet Hakphal, Hadyai police station, Songkhla province was notified by an employee at the Seven-11 store in Hadyai after finding one fake 1,000 THB which was used to buy goods.

Upon investigation the employee of Seven-11 shop said that a fried chicken vendor had used the fake banknote to buy goods.

However, from asking Mr. Kornan Buanak age 40, the fried chicken & sticky rice vendor who said that in the evening a female customer age about 20 had used this fake banknote to buy goods. He said he didn’t know at that time that the banknote was fake.

Later when he used the fake banknote to buy goods in 7-Eleven shop, the employee told him that the banknote is fake. The police kept the fake banknote as evidence.

Also in the north of Thailand, in Nan province there now many fake 100 THB banknotes circulating.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Chalongchai Burirat, Commissioner, Naan province said that, the police will take action regarding these fake 100 THB banknotes ASAP. He also said that these banknotes will damage the local economy.

The suspects use the fake banknotes to buy goods during rush hour when it’s crowded and there are too many customers enjoying the sunset.

The police said you can detect the fakes from the real ones by looking at the size, the color and feeling, the texture of bank note.

The fake banknotes are smaller in size than the real one and when you pour water on the fake ones the color will fade.

The police informed the people in Naan province to check the 100 and 1,000 THB banknotes carefully especially in busy market areas and places with reduced light.

The authentic Thai government banknotes uses a paper which is tougher because It is printed on special paper and has a holographic strip on the left side. Caveat emptor! These are the only genuine Thai banknotes.

-- Pattaya Daily News 2012-05-24

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If they will start to check every single banknote at rush hour, it will be very crowdy.

On the other hand I understand.

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You can tell that it's real r not by touching the paper ... (just becareful even at rush hours)

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so bring a bucket of water with you when you have to pay or receive huge amounts of THB...

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i love this quote:

The fake banknotes are smaller in size than the real one and when you pour water on the fake ones the color will fade.

Good god, if you are going to go to all the trouble of counterfeiting money, i would think the dimensions of the bill itself would be the one thing that is actually easy to get right.

The counterfeiters are obviously a few satang short of a Baht

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so bring a bucket of water with you when you have to pay or receive huge amounts of THB...

Also your sun glasses to watch the sunset

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i love this quote:

The fake banknotes are smaller in size than the real one and when you pour water on the fake ones the color will fade.

Good god, if you are going to go to all the trouble of counterfeiting money, i would think the dimensions of the bill itself would be the one thing that is actually easy to get right.

You would think that but 'TIT'

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The lot we had on Samui some years back had a few bits missing - the little circle with an orange and purple logo on the right side of the King's neck on the front, and on the back the "snowflakes" (for wont of a better term) behind the King's head.

They were also missing the watermark.

A few were given out by ATMs, but if you went in to the bank to complain, the staff would deny such a thing was possible and confiscate the notes.

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My word, here I was naiively thinking that the banker from Dubai was injecting a little cash into Thailand's economy. Oops!whistling.gif

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If they will start to check every single banknote at rush hour, it will be very crowdy.

On the other hand I understand.

I like crowdy.

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i guess if someone is buying chicken rice from a food stall worth 25 baht and paying with 1000 baht note, you could scream: trooooooooooooool

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Caveat emptor, hmm buyer beware. Think 'Caveat Viator', seller beware is more appropriate here really.

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