How do I deal with counterfeit banknotes? Can I get a replacement if I discover counterfeit banknotes?

No. There is no value for counterfeit banknotes.

The following are some steps you can take if you suspect someone has given you counterfeit Malaysian currency:
  • Delay the person (passer) who gives you the counterfeit banknote if possible and observe the passer's description, as well as that of his/her companion if any, and the license numbers of any vehicles used by them

  • Do not write on, cut or re-circulate the counterfeit currency

  • Handle the currency as little as possible (e.g. you can put it in an envelope or plastic cover). Record on a separate sheet of paper all the details about how you got the currency, who gave it to you, where and when you got it

  • Take the counterfeit currency to the nearest police station and surrender the counterfeit currency to them after lodging a police report

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Last Reviewed :   May 19, 2014
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