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Counterfeits are imitations of the legal tender. They are worthless papers intended to be passed off as genuine notes. It is a criminal offence in Uganda to forge national currency. Anyone detected doing so is liable to being prosecuted.
Most counterfeits can be easily detected under scrutiny. Banknotes are made from special paper with unique tactility. Get familiar to the feel of banknotes in your fingers and you will be able to tell the difference when you handle a suspect note. Banknotes are enriched with security features that can be seen by the naked eye. They also bear hidden features that can be seen only with the help of currency detection aids like an Ultraviolet lamp. Visit our page on banknote security features to learn more about these features.