Trichet note change sparks forgery claims

Berlin police have reassured citizens worried about an unfamiliar signature on their new euro notes that the money is genuine, news agencies report.

The police issued a statement pointing out that the signature is that of European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet. Mr Trichet's name has replaced that of his predecessor, Wim Duisenberg, on recently-issued euro notes.

But many Berliners had approached police believing the money to be counterfeit. Trichet's signature appears on newly-issued

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