Fake ₹2000 currency notes have now been found in circulation at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) at Chikkamagalur in Karnataka. Those who traded their old notes (₹500 and ₹1000 notes) for these new currency notes were in for a shock when the shops refused to accept these notes as the were counterfeit.


As the new ₹2000 currency note is lavender in colour, some people have used the colour photocopy (Xerox) technique to fool people desperately waiting for the new notes.


These fake notes can be easily identified because there is a clear difference in the colour of these notes and the real ones, said sources.


Some people are taking advantage of the fact that many people still do not know how the real ₹2000 note looks.


A case in this regard has been filed at Ashok Nagar Police Station in Chikkamagalur.