It is almost impossible to find fake Naira notes around you. Scammers print currencies and bring them into the marketplace for use, mixing them up with original notes.
One thing about fake Naira notes is that it looks so close to the real one and can be difficult to distinguish.
Check out ways to identify fake notes:
• Check the thread
Every Naira note has a slim stripe that runs from top to down of the note. If it is a fake Naira note, you would only see a resemblance of the stripe that can be scratched off.
• Gold foil
The gold foil in ₦1,000 note does not peel off if it’s original. It is easier to peel off on a fake Naira note.
• Paper & Color quality
Counterfeits are made of ordinary paper while original Naira notes are made from a special sort of paper. The texture and feel give it out to be ordinary paper. Fake notes are unusually soft.
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• Mercury Bulbs
Using mercury bulbs to check fake notes will expose some features that mere eyes cannot see. It is mostly found in financial institutions.
• Water or Liquid test
When fake Naira notes are immersed in water or other liquid and washed gently against the palm, the color on the note washes off.
• Visual Inspection
Sometimes mere looking at Naira notes can make you know a fake note. Original Naira notes have clear printing and color unlike the fake Naira notes that may be darker or lighter due to differences in printer equipment and ink.
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