CHIANGRAI TIMES – Pol. Col. Surachet Hakphal, Hadyai police station, Songkhla province was notified by an employee at the Seven-11 store in Hadyai after finding one fake 1,000 THB which was used to buy goods. Upon investigation the employee of Seven-11 shop said that a fried chicken vendor had used the fake banknote to buy goods.
However, from asking Mr. Kornan Buanak age 40, the fried chicken & sticky rice vendor who said that in the evening a female customer age about 20 had used this fake banknote to buy goods. He said he didn’t know at that time that the banknote was fake.
Later when he used the fake banknote to buy goods in 7-Eleven shop, the employee told him that the banknote was fake. The police kept the fake banknote as evidence.
Also in the north of Thailand, in Nan province there now many fake 100 THB banknotes circulating.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Chalongchai Burirat, Commissioner, Naan province said that, the police will take action regarding these fake 100 THB banknotes ASAP. He also said that these banknotes will damage the local economy.
The suspects use the fake banknotes to buy goods during rush hour when it’s crowded and there are too many customers enjoying the sunset.
The police said you can detect the fakes from the real ones by looking at the size, the color and feeling, the texture of bank note.
The fake banknotes are smaller in size than the real one and when you pour water on the fake ones the color will fade.
The police informed the people in Naan province to check the 100 and 1,000 THB banknotes carefully especially in busy market areas and places with reduced light.
The authentic Thai government banknotes use a paper which is tougher because it is printed on special paper and has a holographic strip on the left side. Caveat emptor! These are the only genuine Thai banknotes.