How to Identify a fake Naira note

FAKE NAIRA NOTE – If you do not want to fall victim to fraudsters who deceive people with fake naira notes, then you must read this tips carefully.
The fact is that con men cannot produce a real naira note. Yes That’s a fact. Even if they can, they can’t
produce real note without bloating overhead cost.
In view of this, there is always obvious differences between a real naira note and it’s counterfeit. These differences are not hidden; they are there only if you look well enough, even for an untrained eye.
You should also avail yourself of the fact that the use of counterfeits is punishable under the Nigerian constitution whether you’re aware or note because “ignorance is not an excuse in the court of law”.
Taking advantage of the marked differences between real and counterfeit naira notes, I’m going to list ways you can identity counterfeits.
1. Check Using Mercury Bulbs
In the real paper naira notes (N100, N200, N500, N1000), they are some texts that are not visible to the Unclad eye; they are only visible through the rays from a mercury bulb. So, to verify the authenticity of a naira note, bring the said note in contact with rays from a mercury bulb. If it is real, you will see a greenish-yellow
glow of the note’s denomination across it. For example if it is a 1,000 naira note, you will see a glowing 1000 (in numbers) written across the note and smaller 1000 written on specific spots on it.
The same goes for other paper Naira denominations.
If the money is in a stack or bundle and you want to test for counterfeits, arrange the monies (it should be the same denomination all-through) properly (i.e. the front of each note in the bundle in contact with the back of the next note and top to top and bottom to bottom) and subject a side of it to rays from the
mercury lamp, the greenish-yellow glow should be visible on the first and last note in the bundle if no counterfeit(s) is hiding in it.
In either the single note and the bundle (if properly
arranged), absence of this greenish-yellow glow means the note or a note in the bundle is fake.
Sorry, I could not get you the picture but the glow is very visible. Make sure to switch-off other light sources so as not to hamper the result. While mercury bulb is available at shops where electrical materials are sold, this method is preferable for business owners or people who handle bulk cash like bankers e.t.c
2. Through Water Or Other Liquids
The colours used in printing counterfeits are soluble in water and some other liquids while that of real money is not.
Wet the suspected money or a part of it with little water or any other liquid ( I have only tried water and petrol) and scrub the wet part with your thumb.
Counterfeits will wash-off their colours as you do this but real will not. Do you notice the way the colours of an artwork painted with water-colours wash-off when water touches it?
That’s the kind of wash-off I mean.
3. Detect Using Ribbons
On every Naira note, there is a thin silvery ribbon running from the top to the bottom of the note; it is like a rope on old notes.
In real note, you can feel and even pull-out this ribbon on some old notes.
However, in counterfeits, there’s something
that looks like a ribbon but it’s not—just paint.
Try scratching that ribbon, it come off like the silver panel on a recharge cards. Hope you get?
4. Detect by Feeling It With Your Palms
While counterfeits are made of ordinary papers, real money is made of a special kind of paper.
Feeling the paper-quality of counterfeits, you will find out that it is just like that of common paper found on the street.
The colours of counterfeits also betrays it. The drawings on counterfeits are more blurry, blotchy and sometimes more darker than real
paper money.
Of the four methods listed above, the first,
second and third is more reliable.
Any question?

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