A web-based tool to Help Detect Fake Currency


A high level of awareness of the safety pointers on Genuine currency aids in detection of counterfeit notes.

As a step to spread awareness among public about fake notes, Reserve Bank has launched a website explaining ways to detect counterfeit notes.

The tag-line is catchy, ‘Pehchano Paise Ki Boli, Kyunki Paisa Bolta Hai’, the website www.paisaboltahai.rbi.org.in, gives visual presentation with pointers on currency notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 rupee denominations.

The internet users have an option to download posters or download a documentary film.

The posters can be a reference point to identify counterfeit notes.

The website can be accessed via RBI’s main website as well.

FAQ’s on the website illumine other interesting facts of the currency notes.

What is a forged note?

A suspected forged note, counterfeit note or fake note is any note which does not possess the characteristics of genuine currency notes.

Each country’s currency have their own unique characteristics to identify the country’s genuine currency notes.

A transition from currency-based transactions to non-currency based transactions I.e ePayments, could be a good idea to discourage counterfeit notes.

A web-based tool to Help Detect Fake Currency

A high level of awareness of the safety pointers on Genuine currency aids in detection of counterfeit notes.

As a step to spread awareness among public about fake notes, Reserve Bank has launched a website explaining ways to detect counterfeit notes.

The tag-line is catchy, ‘Pehchano Paise Ki Boli, Kyunki Paisa Bolta Hai’, the website www.paisaboltahai.rbi.org.in, gives visual presentation with pointers on currency notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 rupee denominations.

The internet users have an option to download posters or download a documentary film.

The posters can be a reference point to identify counterfeit notes.

The website can be accessed via RBI’s main website as well.

FAQ’s on the website illumine other interesting facts of the currency notes.

What is a forged note?

A suspected forged note, counterfeit note or fake note is any note which does not possess the characteristics of genuine currency notes.

Each country’s currency have their own unique characteristics to identify the country’s genuine currency notes.

A transition from currency-based transactions to non-currency based transactions I.e ePayments, could be a good idea to discourage counterfeit notes.

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