Fake Currency

Ok. This is a really old joke, but it makes you laugh whenever you hear it:

A guy involved in printing 10dirhams fake currency notes prints a 15dirham note by mistake. He decides to go to a small, unnoticeable shop in an isolated suburb to have the note exchanged. He asks the shopkeeper to give him change for 15dirhams and presents the fake note. The shopkeeper goes, “will 2 notes of 7.5dirhams do??” :-D

Going through Gulf News in the morning, I came across this article about a fake Dhs500 note being dispensed from an ATM in Shj.

As per the concerned Bank, the matter is under investigation and might take some time. Being myself in a Bank investigation team, I can imagine that judging the authenticity of the transaction and claim can be challenging.

However, it is a matter of great concern, and everyone from Banks and general public needs to be very viligent about such incidents.

4 Comments so far

  1. Saadie (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    howto recognize a fake note :S, plus if a fake note comes out of an ATM will the bank management agree to it?? any checks to there? Thanks

  2. Stephen Jacobs (unregistered) on January 25th, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    The very worst place to receive a fake note. But hopefully the ATM records and maybe any camera images will help prove the persons story so they can get real money for this one. Plus don’t they have to try and figure out how this bill got passed all of their own checks?

  3. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    If bank teller couldnt recognized the fake note then who can recognize it.

    who knows may be someone from bank is involved in this scam?

  4. Digitalxero (unregistered) on February 4th, 2006 @ 12:16 am

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