Fake $100 notes again in circulation
THE public is urged to be very careful and to watch out for fake $100 notes that are currently circulating in the country.
The fake notes can’t be identified by a simple glance due to it almost resembling the features of the real $100 notes, however one can identify it to be fake if they look thoroughly at them.
Mr Kevin Wanesiofa said he identified the notes to be fake after somebody bought goods from him during a fund-raising held recently.
He said upon receiving the notes from the unidentified person in return for the goods, he never identified the notes until the next day when counting money collected.
“There were three separate $100 notes with the exact features of the real $100 note that I found.
“It’s quite hard to identify the notes if you never thought of going through the notes at the time the person used them.
“Because as I said, all the features of the real $100 note were seen in the fake notes. Even the material used to print the note is quite similar to the real material of the real one.
“Except only for its fading materials and some of the important features of the note which are omitted in the fake note,” he said.
Mr Wanesiofa said the three hundred dollar fake notes are with him and he will dispose it since they are worthless.
In the meantime, he warns the public to be aware of those notes, especially for merchants to be very careful in case they might become victims of fake notes.
Mr Wanesiofa also called upon the police to take these issues into great consideration and see what they can do about it.
Island Sun could not get comments from the Central Bank of Solomon Islands on this issue before the paper went to print last night.