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Fake $100 bills surface, Stuart says they can try

National Security Minister Stuart Young says it is not surprising that persons have attempted to counterfeit the new $100 bill.

However, he says that the note's improved security features are difficult to replicate.

The Minister was responding to Loop News on the circulation of a video on social media on Sunday, in which it was alleged that persons have started to ‘copy’ the bill.

“This is not surprising but the counterfeit attempt is easily identifiable. It would not be on polymer which is easily identifiable by touch and it also doesn’t include the various security features of our new $100 note, [for] example, the transparent window."

"Criminals attempt to counterfeit every major currency in the world, including, in particular, the US bills. The new polymer note has much improved security features and is a great improvement on our old cotton notes,” he said.

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