Nollywood actress, Ejine Okoroafor has narrated her experience after she was caught with fake Euro Notes.
Ejine took to her social media page to disclose that she was almost arrested in Paris for using ”fake Euro notes”.
She disclosed that the currency notes were allegedly given to her by a bank in Nigeria.
The actress stated that she realized the notes were fake after she tried purchasing some items in a mall on Thursday September 16.
She further disclosed that when she took the money to a bank, the cash machine seized the €2000 but rejected the last squeezed €500 and attached a receipt that the money is fake.
When she tried an alternative means to deposit the money in the bank, the police was alerted because it was detected that the note was fake.
Here is what she said: Thursday, the 16th of September, I was ashamed being a Nigerian. At a mall here in Paris,I went to purchase some items and I was told the Euro notes I had were fake. I bought the money from a well known bank in Nigeria (PTA).
I took it to bank, A cash machine seized the €2000 that was rightfully placed and rejected the last squeezed €500. With a receipt that the money is fake.(because I was advised to pay the money into an account and withdraw in smaller denominations that they hardly spend 500euro)I asked my friend, who lives here to help me with the transaction. So We took d surviving €500 to MoneyGram to confirm its authenticity and we almost got into trouble,dey wanted to call the Police on us.
We eventually had to visit the Police station for her to report,to avoid her account from getting blocked or being negatively affected by this situation.meanwhile I called the bank manager when the atm seized the money, to let him know what had happened ,he said ‘I should have called him when they told me at the mall,I won’t have gone to the bank’. I should return the money.Apparently, he said they had been told to stop issuing that cash and I was never alerted.
The alert would have helped me to be cautious. Dear Nigerians, avoid the big denominations for now, if you need to collect via PTA system to travel. It is a real big shame.