Rohit, a customer care executive at a call center in South Delhi’s Chhattarpur, got shocked by his life when a State Bank of India ATM in South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar dispensed fake Rs 2,000 notes on February 6.
Surprisingly, at first glance, they look genuine.
If not looked closely they can easily deceive an unknowing customer.
Instead of Reserve Bank of India, the notes read ‘Children Bank of India’ and ‘Guaranteed by the Children’s Government’ in place of ‘Guaranteed by the Central Government.’
Moreover, instead of Ashok emblem, there was ‘Churan Lable.’ There was also a fake ‘PK’ logo instead of the bank’s seal.
Clearly, there were more deviations that one could count, but what’s more shocking is how they found a place inside the ATM.
A media report said when a police officer reached the stop to check the allegation, the ATM again released a fake Rs 2,000 note. However, the other notes in the bundle were genuine.
As per Rohit, he spotted the fake currency on seeing mistakes such as ‘Serial number 000000’ and ‘promise to pay the bearer two thousand coupons.’ He then informed the police.
A case of manufacturing documents resembling currency notes, using forged or counterfeit notes, and of cheating has been registered at Sangam Vihar police station under IPC sections 489-b, 489-e, and 420.
Last year, Pankaj Kumar of Lagma village in Sitamarhi district, complained of receiving a “fake” Rs 2,000 note from an ATM of State Bank of India (SBI) at Simra village under Dumara police station in the district. The note appeared like a polished photocopy of the original one.
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