Modi KeyNote app is a prank, don’t use for Rs 2000 note authentication

Demonetisation drive: Now prank apps on Google PlayStore claim to authenticate Rs 2000 note.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 26, 2016 9:12 am
Demonetisation, Modi KeyNote app, Demonetisation in India, Rs 2000, Rs 500 note, Rs 2000 note security, narendra modi, Rs 2000 note authentic, Rs 2000 Nano GPS chip, Modi Note app, Google Play Store, Google Play Store app, Modi KeyNote apps, Note apps, technology, technology news Demonetisation of Rs 500, Rs 2000: Now new fake apps that claim to check for authenticity of Rs 2000 note.

The government’s demonetisation drive has resulted in Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes being declared illegal with people queuing up outside banks, ATMs to try and get their hands on some cash. These old notes have been replaced with new Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes, and a lot of rumours are circulating around the new notes. While an earlier one claimed the Rs 2000 note came with a Nano-GPS chip to prevent hoarding, there are now apps in the Play Store claiming to verify the authenticity of the new notes. One such app was called Modi Keynote by Barra Skull Studios which has been taken off the Play Store. The problem: Other fake apps claiming to do the same have now come up on the App Store.

One such clone app is called Modi KeyNote by Dexter_Dev Entertainment, which declares it self as a prank app on Google Play Store. The App description reads, “Modi KeyNote app is created for entertainment purpose to spread the message of our honourable PM Modi ji and app will help to fight against black money. Just download this app, place the camera infront of your new 500 or 2000 note, within 10 sec camera will scan your note and play Modi Ji Video Speech.”

The app claims that if a user places a Rs 2000 or Rs 500 in front of the camera, it will scan the note and then play a video of the PM Modi on top of the note, sort of like an augmented reality experience.

Also read: Nope, Rs 2000 note does not have a Nano-GPS chip in it

However the description goes on to add, “Dont use this app to check original money, as this is just Prank app. Please share this app with your loved ones and friends, and spread the message our honourable PM Modi ji.”

Of course the problem is that people might still believe these apps. Also if someone just reads the first two lines of description, you’d likely believe that the app can actually scan the notes for authenticity.

Quite a few of these note scanning apps have come up which claim to play a video of the PM when you place a Rs 2000 note in front of the camera in the app. Given that the Nano-GPS chip in the Rs 2000 note is still being believed by some, these apps are likely to cause more confusion.

Our suggestion: don’t download any of these apps, as most are just fake tools that you don’t need on your smartphone. In order to know the actual features of the Rs 2000 or Rs 500 note, just head over the Reserve Bank of India website.

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First Published on: November 21, 2016 7:26 pm
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    AMINUL HOQUE
    Jan 16, 2017 at 9:56 am
    I LOVE IN INDIA
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      iftiindian
      Nov 22, 2016 at 2:00 am
      Because modi loves to spread falsehood so his illiterate followers from sanghi shakhas of hate mongering. Modi's followers are more fool than he understands to be.
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        Manohar
        Nov 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm
        2000 note ching
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          Manohar
          Nov 25, 2016 at 1:29 pm
          Manohar 2000 ok 500 rieleg
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            Ashis
            Nov 22, 2016 at 5:41 am
            Yesterday night I tried it with my phone on a Rs 2000 note, I saw it worked but again I tried with it in the sky it waited for around 5-6 seconds it again started the modi speech. Later on I checked it every where it works without any note also. It is a FAKE app , TOTALLY FAKE APP. You open the app and check it without any note Mr. Modi's Speech will again come.
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              Basudeb
              Nov 25, 2016 at 11:32 am
              dear , Narendra Modi to cancel 500 and 1000 notes will be eliminated a lot of money. Thank you for this job.
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                Dilip Dada
                Nov 27, 2016 at 2:21 am
                Write a comment...jio modi
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                  dinbandhu
                  Nov 24, 2016 at 9:39 am
                  love my India is best my India
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                    deep
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm
                    this app has only timer to work on particular site link
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                      Jigmet Dorjey
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm
                      Dear Mr. or Miss Iftiindian, or whatever you are please learn to be civilized. Only being able to read or write doesn't mean educated. Education makes a man civilized and good mannered and using foul languages like illiterates, fools etc for people whom you have never met or never had any issues is highly uncivilized and bad manner. Just tell me sincerely whether this will generate love or hate. You have unnecessarily and out of context dragged Sanghi Shakhas as hate mongers, whereas the topic was the authenticity of a software app. But instead of expressing your views on the topic you spewed venom over unknown fellow citizens. very unfortunate
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                        malaialangaram
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 5:01 am
                        Just download a 2000 note image in your laptop or desktop. Then scan the image from the same app now also modi will speak. Just This was a software trick
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                          omegaman
                          Nov 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm
                          The people that created the "ap" are stupid morons, as are the people that used it!
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                            Vijaya Varma
                            Nov 24, 2016 at 8:20 am
                            Electoral and political reforms are urgently needed to root out corruption from political system - id=2385484
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                              PRAHLAD RAJPUROHIT
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 2:13 am
                              yes sir p.m modi ji aam janta apke sath h .magar apka app ke liye sab ke pas smart phone nahi hoga esa kuch prayas karo har ek ke pas apke sawalo ka jabab de dene ka jariya ho jai hind.
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                                ramesh kumar
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm
                                Google has not removed the app from the store, the developer who developed it "Barra Skull Studios" removed it from the store not to confuse ppl. The intention for this app was for fun and its prank. Instead u guys r makin the news that google removed it, just educate ppl to read disclaimers of the app before talkin nonsense.
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                                  kumar mangal
                                  Nov 28, 2016 at 6:45 am
                                  Download the App IF you support PM MODI #ISUPPORTMODIlt;br/gt;goo.gl/n6OgLj
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                                    sagar
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 7:42 am
                                    Forget apps. In bank, still not sufficient cash across country.even ATMS are poor to meet demand. Forget about seller, marketers, common people who are hawkers. This is the picture across. Why Govt tells it is getting okay. It is not simply possible. One can not run from one ATM to another and one bank to another for cash. One can not run marathon or even do long and high jump. It is time govt leaves his arrogance behind and accepts the failure of work
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                                      Vedic_Citizen
                                      Nov 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                                      We hope, govt work with tech giants to make a handheld scanner device that can detect fake 500 and 1K currencies. Shops can use such a cheap device to validate
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                                        soni
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 7:08 am
                                        How Modi can use a public property (Rs.2000/-) as tool for his self promotion? India will go to gutter very soon.
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                                          Stop
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm
                                          This app was meant for fun and not for checking authenticity. The real developer Barra Skull Studios removed the app and app now available in play store are fake , so beware they can even steal information.lt;br/gt;For more infolt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Please spread this message so others can also be aware of it
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