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Residents are urged to refrain from carrying fake bank notes and dye-stained banknotes.

In July this year, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) sent a stern warning to the community to be cautious of accepting banknotes that have been stained with traces of blue or green ink.

The Gazette received complaints from concerned members of the public after a local bank refused to accept their banknotes. The bank clients who have contacted the Gazette claim that they were not reimbursed by the bank after the money was rejected.

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