Check your change

[This article refers to TopTips.ie which I gave up as no longer necessary – instead, you can click on the ValueIreland Top Tips page.]
Inspired by a short changing incident last Saturday in a shop in Heuston Station, the ValueIreland.com TopTips.ie Top Tips for this week are a simple set of things to watch out for when you’re getting your change in shops.

Some of the Top Tips are pretty simple, but some of the observations you should find interesting. Click here to read the Top Tips on Checking Your Change.

 

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  1. Value Ireland September 21, 2008 at 19:08 #

    From Irish Independent, Saturday September 20th.
    http://www.independent.ie/national-news/coining-it-with-copycat-cash-1478922.html

    Coining it with copycat cash

    RETAILERS are being warned to be on the lookout for an influx of Filipino money (above) which is being passed off as €2 coins.

    The matter first came to light this week after a businessman in New Ross, Co Wexford, noticed the coins in his till.

    Cllr Ray Lawlor, who runs a clothes shop in the town, said the coins were deceptive.

    Though they are clearly stamped with the mark of the Central Bank of the Philippines, Mr Lawlor said a casual glance could fool people.

    “You really can’t tell the difference between this money and €2 coins,” he said.

    “There is a very subtle size difference but you would really have to have a €2 coin in your hand for comparison to notice.”

    Mr Lawlor urged shopkeepers nationwide to be on guard.

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