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Surin merchants report fake 100 baht bills

PHOTO: Nation Thailand

Fake 100 baht bank notes are reportedly being exchanged in the Isaan province Surin. 2 local merchants say they were each handed what appears to be a counterfeit bill from a customer.

A noodle vendor at the Surin Municipal Market says she noticed a 100 baht bill she got from a customer felt strange, more like photocopy paper, she said. She wrote down the bill’s serial number and said would contact the bank.

“The surface of the bill feels like photocopy paper and is more coarse.”

Another merchant noticed a 100 baht bill lost some of its colour after getting wet and took the bill to Bangkok Bank’s Surin branch to be verified, according to a source quoted by Nation Thailand.

“The bank said the bill was fake… Furthermore, the serial number on the bill is also 0 E 1238302, which is the same number as the suspected bill reported at Surin Municipal Market, indicating that the fake bills are probably from the same source.”

A local merchant who says he knows how to spot the fake bills is warning other merchants in the area.

“When you touch fake bills, you will notice that the surface is different from other bills. Also, when you look through it at sunlight, you will not see a clear image of HM the King in the black space as in genuine bills.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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  1. Lol, it feels more like photocopy paper. Paper govt issued currency is the biggest scam and theft ever perpetrated on the people of this planet. Gold, silver, crypto are the only real money. Paper and central bank digital currency is used to steal and extract resources from hard working people… why people don’t know this and still use the scam monopoly money is beyond my comprehension.

    If i print money, I go to jail, but when they print money, they get a new house, car, and a boat and live a good life by being closest to the cash printer.

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Caitlin Ashworth

Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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  1. Lol, it feels more like photocopy paper. Paper govt issued currency is the biggest scam and theft ever perpetrated on the people of this planet. Gold, silver, crypto are the only real money. Paper and central bank digital currency is used to steal and extract resources from hard working people… why people don’t know this and still use the scam monopoly money is beyond my comprehension.

    If i print money, I go to jail, but when they print money, they get a new house, car, and a boat and live a good life by being closest to the cash printer.

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