Currently, the circulation of counterfeit notes in the country has increased significantly. According to the latest data released by the Reserve Bank of India, counterfeit 500 rupee notes have increased by 102% in 2020-2021. Among counterfeit notes, Rs 2,000 notes increased by 54 per cent and Rs 10 notes by 16.4 per cent. Counterfeit 200 rupee notes increased by 11.7%.
Earlier in 2016, the federal government launched a currency devaluation operation. It was then expected that counterfeit notes would be completely eliminated from the market. Declared the 1000 and 500 notes invalid in order to remove the counterfeit notes from the market.
But the fraudsters also produced counterfeit notes of Rs.500 and Rs.2000. In this case, you can see how to detect counterfeit 500 and 2000 rupee notes.
Referring to previous years, 30,054 counterfeit 500 rupee notes were seized during the financial year 2019-20. In comparison, in 2020-21, counterfeit 500 rupee notes increased by 31.3%. Apart from 500 rupee notes, 2, 5, 10 and 2000 rupee counterfeit notes are also said to be in the market.
How to identify a fake 500, 2000 note
1. If the rupee note is displayed in front of the light, the C-through register of the rupee value number (when light enters) is visible.
2. If you look at the rupee note in front of your eyes at a 45 degree angle, you can see that it is written as 500 in this place.
3. 500 will be written in Devanagari.
4. The picture of Mahatma Gandhi is in the middle right.
5. It is written as India.
6. If the rupee note is bent slightly, the color of the security thread will change from green to indigo.
7. Compared to the old rupee note, the Governor’s signature, the guarantee clause, the promise clause and the symbol of the Reserve Bank have changed to the right.
8. Here is a picture of Mahatma Gandhi. Also the electrode is visible to the watermark.
9. The numbers on the top left and bottom right are larger in size from left to right.
10. The color of the number 500 written here changes. Its color changes from green to blue.
11. On the right side you can see the Ashoka pillar.
12. 500 is written in the circle on the right; On the right and left are 5 Fleet Lines and the emblem of the Ashoka Pillar, the image of Mahatma Gandhi on the ruffle axis.
13. The year the note was printed should be written.
14. Swachh Bharat logo will be printed with the text.
15. In the center area, written in multiple languages.
16. The image of the Red Fort is printed with the Indian flag.
17. There are 500 axes in Devanagari.