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Fact Check on Rs 500 note

Brief Outline: Viral messages on What's App, Facebook and other social media claiming that don’t accept a note if the green strip is close to Gandhi’s face it is fake.

Facts Check: False

What is Viral?

Facts Check Analysis: Once again the viral message is making round requesting people not to accept a 500 rupee note if the green the strip on the bill is closer to Mahatma Gandhi’s image, is false.

The message also claims that if the green stripe on the bill is closer to the signature of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, then the note is genuine.

“Pls do not accept Rs.500 Currency note on which the green strip is close to Gandhi ji because it’s fake. Accept a currency note where the strip is near Governor’s signature. Please pass this message to all family and friends…”

RBI spokesperson Alpana Killawala, said: “It is likely that notes with printing defect have got released due to the current rush. However, people can freely accept such a note in a transaction or return it to RBI.”

To know the truth we explored the official website of Reserve Bank Of India. In this page nowhere is mentioned if the green stripe on the bill is closer to the signature of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, then the note is genuine.

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