How to Detect Suspected Counterfeit Banknotes

How to Detect Suspected Counterfeit Banknotes

What can be done if a person suspects a counterfeit banknote?

  • More than one of the security features in the banknotes must be checked. 
  • A suspected banknote must also be compared with a genuine banknote.
  • A suspected banknote must be kept away from any intervention such as writing on it, scraping, perforating, tearing etc.
  • A suspected banknote must be submitted to the closest chief public prosecutors' offices or law enforcement agencies along with all the information about from where and whom it is received. 

For notifications, please call “155 Police Emergency” or “156 Gendarmerie Complaint/Emergency”

Please remember that notifications of  counterfeit banknotes may help to reveal a  wanted counterfeiter or a counterfeiting network.


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