Here is the question asked by the Star Newspaper reader:
LAST Thursday I withdrew some money from a commercial bank in Petaling Jaya and later, I deposited the entire sum in another bank in the same vicinity. The teller in the receiving bank detected a forged RM100 note from the bundle. This was confirmed by an officer in the bank who had the note duly endorsed “FORGED” in bold letters and returned it to me. I was advised to contact the first bank. When I complained to the teller in the first bank, she replaced the forged note with two RM50 bills without any question.
I have heard of RM50 counterfeit notes, but this is the first time I have come across a fake RM100 bill. The public is at a loss as to where to look for the flaw in the security features in the RM100 bill, whether in the security thread, watermark or metallic strip.
Perhaps Bank Negara can advise.
S. SUNDARESON, Petaling Jaya.
To Sundareson, you can easily recognise genuine Malaysian notes by their security features which are easily visible but you need to look carefully to differentiate the genuine notes from the counterfeits. Here are the easiest way to check:
- Micro Lettering's.
- Security Thread.
- PEAK (Printed and Embossed Anticopy Key)Square.
Wish this information will be helpful to everyone. Any of you received any fake notes recently?
Source: Bank Negara Malaysia, Malaysia Star Newspaper.