How I almost landed in Paris jail over fake Euro notes I bought from Nigerian bank – Actress Ejine Okoroafor
Actress, Ejine Okoroafor, has narrated how she narrowly escaped being sent to jail in Paris, France over some fake Euro notes that were sold to her by a ‘reputable’ Nigerian bank.
Ejine, who took to her verified Instagram page to share her ordeal, said she took the money to a bank in Paris and the cash machine seized the money and provided her with a receipt that the money was fake.
She stated that she was ‘ashamed to be a Nigerian’ on that fateful day.
Her Instagram post read:
“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.”