Looks like the fake notes menace is likely to continue for quite sometime now. After numerous incidents of ATM’s dispensing counterfeit currency notes, it is now being reported that a State Bank of India ATM has dispensed a scanned copy of original Rs 2000 note in Shahjahanpur area of Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports, a man who withdrew Rs 10,000 from an SBI ATM received scanned copies of Rs 2000 notes. Additionally, the the SBI branch officials refused to take the money and replace them with original notes creating uproar in the area. The police officials had to intervene to control the raging crowd who lashed out at the bank for cheating them with fake notes.
The man also filed a FIR against the SBI. The police official are also currently trying to figure out how the ATM could dispense fake scanned copies of original notes. This comes just days after a state bank of India (SBI) ATM in Delhi’s Sangam Vihar has dispensed fake Rs 2000 notes. The fake notes that came across as original at first glance seemed to be a prank played at people’s expense.
The notes dispensed on February 6, had serial numbers 000000, Churan lable instead of strip with leaf markings, PK logo instead of RBI seal, rupee sign is missing, and read ‘Children’s Bank of India’ in place of Reserve Bank of India and ‘Guaranteed by the Children’s Government’ in place of Guaranteed by the Central Government.
It also states ‘ I promise to pay the barer two thousand coupens (sic)’ instead of I promise to pay the bearer the sum of two thousand rupees. Governor’s signature is also missing in the note. The matter came to the notice of authorities after a customer care executive Rohit visited the SBI ATM at around 7.45pm on February 6 to withdraw Rs 8,000. Four notes of Rs 2000 were dispensed. ” But all the four notes I withdrew were fake,” he alleged. A sub-inspector was sent to the ATM to verify Rohit’s claims. So he withdrew one note that too turned to be fake.