RBI Scrapping Rs 2,000 Notes & Releasing Rs 1,000? No, It’s a Hoax
A message is being widely circulated on social media that claims the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is taking back all the 2,000 rupee notes and releasing new Rs 1,000 notes.
The viral message reads “Reserve Bank taking back all the Rs.2000/- notes. You can only exchange Rs.50,000/- in 10 days. So, kindly start changing your 2000/- notes immediately. After 10th October 2019 you cannot change your Rs.2000 notes.”
WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
The Quint could verify that the message is a hoax and the central bank has no such plans, as mentioned.
To verify the message, The Quint accessed the official website of RBI but could not find any such notification.
Moreover, an RBI official confirmed the same. “There's no notification from our side. All communications from the RBI appear on our website. Please don't believe in rumours," Yogesh Dayal, CGM, Department of Communication, RBI said, speaking to The Quint.
Not the First RBI-Related Hoax
This isn’t the first occasion on which the central bank has been at the centre of spreading hoax or fake news.
The Quint has debunked two such fake news in the past 10 days itself. On 26 September, in the days following the PMC Bank crisis, a message went viral suggesting that RBI is shutting down nine banks. The message however turned out to be a hoax.
On 5 September, The Quint received a query on whether the central bank has issued currency notes of Rs 2, Rs 3 and Rs 500 and Rs 100, Rs 125, Rs 1,000 coins.
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