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BEWARE!!! FALSE THAI COINS IN SPAIN
Feb 23rd, 2008 at 10:39pm
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Folks,

BEWARE, there have been reports of coins from Thailand appearing in Spain.  They appear at first glance to be the 2 Euro coin (see picture below) - they are next to worthless and if you get one you're basically stuffed! There are reportedly millions of these arriving in Spain.

The scam for passing off these coins goes along the lines of:
You buy something in a shop or restaurant and they claim they have no change in notes in the till so they have to give you change in coins. They 'may' open another till or get the money from another place.  If this happens, and you realise, they may claim the money did not come from them. The advice given is to leave and call the police. Explain what happened, if you saw where they got the money from explain this as well.  

As far as I'm aware this is NOT a hoax - you can find a picture of the Thai money here: http://thailandforvisitors.com/general/moneycoins.html - it's the 10-Baht coin - it's worth about 24 cents

Be careful and aware!!

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Re: BEWARE!!! FALSE THAI COINS IN SPAIN
Reply #1 - Feb 24th, 2008 at 4:17pm
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Hi Nigel,

No hoax indeed. In Holland there are also warnings for look-alikes. And the Thai coins are not the only ones. Turkey, Poland, Italy (before the euro) and some other countrys has look-alikes. Here's a link with all the pictures (it's a Dutch site, but the pictures are also in English Wink

http://www.moorsmagazine.com/onzinbak/nepeuro.html

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