The Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) has alerted Nigerians to the circulation of fake 100 banknotes of Hong Kong Dollar (HK$100).
The apex bank in a circular to all authorised dealers, BDC operators and the general public said the alarm was raised by the Hong Kong authorities on the circulation of the fake currency.
The circular was issued by the bank’s acting Director of Trade & Exchange Department , WD Gotring,
The circular read: “The fake notes which were printed on normal A4 paper using inkjet printers are of poor quality, lacked embossment and the feel of security features.The silver marks were stuck on the notes to appear like the holographic security thread on real bills.Also the HK$100 numerals failed to turn gold and green when viewed from different angles.
– News 24