It’s amazing the things you learn when alcohol is involved. No matter if consuming or simply buying the booze, the fact I have always maintained proved itself again tonight in one of my less than regular trips to the offy. To pay for my beer, I handed the cashier a €50 note (yes, I’m THAT rich). As usual, he passed it under the UV light in front of the till to check if it was a forgery. He then showed the note to a man behind him who gave it the once over before pronouncing it as genuine.

The new batch of fake notes can apparently fool the UV light but not the finger. If you look at the picture below you’ll see a small section of the top of the note highlighted. If you rub your finger over this area, you should feel small bumps or ridges. If you don’t, your note is fake. Almost genius; a note that practically passes for real! Alot better than those “20 Langer” notes that have been doing the rounds anyway…