100Rs - 500Rs swap

#1 Aug 23rd, 2007, 00:56
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I have come across a new scam whereby a particular wine shop owner drops a 500Rs note passed to him by a customer and quickly replaces it with a 100Rs one explaining that you havent paid enough.

I have had three friends have it at the same shop. We just about climbed the counter and throttled the guy the last time. We no longer go there. The shop is in Gurgaon, just off the NH8 one stop past the GM Road.

Be careful as the blue 500s are very similar to the 100s.
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Can happen in a taxi too. Make sure you exchange it with him over a counter top and state it's value clearly as you are placing it firmly in his hand!
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It is crazy making them so similar.

I find it hard to tell Rs.1 and Rs.2 coins apart without putting my glasses on --- but the consequences of a mistake are not so expensive.

I paid a driver in 500s one night, instead of 100s, in the dark.

We wondered why he was hanging around while we said hello to a neighbour. As we turned back to our house he said, "look what you people are giving me...". There are good drivers!
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As I mentioned here awhile back, on my first trip to India I arrived in Bombay in the middle of the night and got a taxi outside the airport, not knowing that they have prepaid taxi's you can get inside. The taxi driver had a friend with him in the front seat. He asked me if I wanted to change money. As I had no rupees yet I said o.k. first asking the rate. He gave me my rupees and I gave him a $100 u.s. bill. Soon he say's that he changed his mind and doesn't want to change and tries to give me a $1 u.s. bill back . I tell him I didn't give you a dollar because I don't have any. He say's nothing and eventually takes me to a hotel that he knew and obviously got a commission out of. Not a bad hotel, but the next day changed to a hotel in Colaba.
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It is crazy making them so similar.
In fact, they (500s) are not being printed in those colours for many years now, becos they were so similar. U'll have seen the new/er yellow ones. The 500's being talked about are old ones still in circulation.

If u get them at a bank (counter), u can always ask for them to be changed. Usually they'll oblige.
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This is a good warning for those new to a currency! Here are the two notes in question:

100: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:100Rupees.png
500: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:500Rupees.png

The 50 and 100 notes seem more similar, but of course there are two 500 notes.
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I don't understand why Gandhi is on both notes....
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Dunno... I think he was famous for something.





Seriously...

Gandhi is on all our notes!


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The scam of switching notes is quite common, with variations, in many parts of the world.

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1. SriLanka around 1980 a guy changing our money gives us a bunch of notes and walks away. Besides the top two notes, the rest are pieces of paper cut to size

2. Early am, Mumbai domestic airport about 1995, an NRI tourist complains loudly to all and sundry that he gave a 100 USD note to a guy for changing to rupees; the guy claims it was a one dollar note.

3. Buenaventura Columbia 1979, we break a hundred dollar note at a bar and get all fake US dollar notes in exchange.

4. Last year, a cabbie in Mumbai tells me he it was a 100 rupee note and not 500. I told him it was actually a thousand rupee note, which solved the problem.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post 4. Last year, a cabbie in Mumbai tells me he it was a 100 rupee note and not 500. I told him it was actually a thousand rupee note, which solved the problem.
errrr......maybe i'm just stupid, but how did the 1000 buck thing solve the problem???
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Originally Posted by Rama View Post This is a good warning for those new to a currency! Here are the two notes in question:

100: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:100Rupees.png
500: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:500Rupees.png

The 50 and 100 notes seem more similar, but of course there are two 500 notes.

Not sure about this!
Is it not illegal to even xerox the picture of Indian Currency?
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Originally Posted by double-dolphin View Post errrr......maybe i'm just stupid, but how did the 1000 buck thing solve the problem???
captain acted smart with the cabbie and claimed he has given a 1000 note ... this would have meant the cabbie would have ended paying more back to the captain...

but actually its the way of sending the message that "I am used to these things, and I am smarter than thou. Don't mess with me."
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Originally Posted by amystarcraft View Post I have come across a new scam whereby a particular wine shop owner drops a 500Rs note passed to him by a customer and quickly replaces it with a 100Rs one explaining that you havent paid enough.

I have had three friends have it at the same shop. We just about climbed the counter and throttled the guy the last time. We no longer go there. The shop is in Gurgaon, just off the NH8 one stop past the GM Road.

Be careful as the blue 500s are very similar to the 100s.
There is another one next to the Gurgaon DLF Golf course.
He conned me once. Fortunately, my pals were standing closeby and we all jumped on him.

He shouted for a while and then decided to give us booze and the correct change in return.

Had I been alone.. I doubt if I would have been able to do anything about it.
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Originally Posted by T.I.P View Post Not sure about this!
Is it not illegal to even xerox the picture of Indian Currency?
Dont worry, its mentioned "Specimen"..secondly please notice the number of the notes..its all "0000000"..
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Originally Posted by T.I.P View Post Not sure about this!
Is it not illegal to even xerox the picture of Indian Currency?
as far as i know it's EXTREMELY illegal

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