Throughout this festive season, folks could be spending their cash a little bit greater than common. In consequence, there are those that would reap the benefits of the scenario, so it’s all the time essential for us to remain alert.
A Singaporean man, Armanizam Dolah, was a bit unfortunate after he had obtained a pretend RM20 observe from his journey to JB not too long ago. He shared his expertise on his Fb web page to remind fellow Singaporeans in addition to Malaysians to watch out of the counterfeit notes which might be making rounds inside JB.
So what truly occurred to Armanizam?
To expertise the festivities exterior of Singapore, he and his associates made a visit to JB to go to Bazaar Ramadan Angsana.
The first thing that he bought was a drink that cost RM2. As he did not have any small change, he had to give the seller a RM50 note. He then received smaller denominations from the seller which includes a RM20 note, two RM10 notes, a RM5 note, and three RM1 notes.
After going through all the stores at the bazaar, they went to get a haircut in Pasir Pandan. At the barbershop, after getting his hair cut, he took out RM25 to pay the barber.
However, when he was about to leave, he was alerted by the barber that the RM20 note that he used to pay was fake.
The security thread on the RM20 note was made out of foil stickers! Even the texture of the note was different when compared to a real RM20 note. He wrote,
“To my surprise, it was only then that I realised that the texture and the print of the note is actually slightly different. The FAKE note was definitely thicker than the authentic note and the iridescent stripe (3 shiny stripes on the note) were actually plain foil stickers that I could easily peel off. It would have been undetectable until you take a closer look.”
He adds that this incident has left him and his friends paranoid for sure.
In his post, Armanizam initially suspected that it was the seller at the bazaar who gave him the counterfeit RM20 note but he later edited his post mentioning that the barber might be one of the suspects too.
He ends the post saying,
“Please be very careful, vigilant and just spend a quick minute to check on the RM change that you receive wherever you go. Especially in a very busy and crowded bazaar, we will all be moving from stall to stall and have no time to check or expect to be receiving a FAKE RM note. It could be a RM20 note, RM50 or even RM100 – it still is money – and it could happen to anyone of us.”
What we can learn from this incident is that you need to always check the change that you get after making a purchase. Besides losing out on cash, you could also be blamed for distributing counterfeit money without you realising it. So do check whenever receiving change guys!
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