Counterfeiters prefer larger
The problem of counterfeit money circulating on the territory of Russia, before the Russian law enforcement officers is quite acute. In 2013, the total number of fakes discovered by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation exceeded 13 thousand units. This figure has decreased compared to the previous year, but the situation is complicated by the increase in the quality of the fakes themselves. Most often last year, five thousandth notes were faked.
According to the Central Bank of Russia, in the fourth quarter of 2013, 13,018 counterfeit five thousandth banknotes and 4454 counterfeit banknotes with a face value of 1,000 rubles were identified. and 1465 fake banknotes with a face value of 500 rubles.
The final indicators say that in 2013, Russian banks identified 71,433 counterfeit banknotes of the Bank of Russia, which is 18.9% less than in 2012 (88,029 banknotes). At the same time, in the fourth quarter of 2013, banks identified 19149 counterfeit banknotes, which is 20.2% less than in the fourth quarter of 2012.
According to Vesti-Finance, before the denominations were lower, in the fourth quarter of 2013, banks identified 143 fake hundred-ruble notes, 24 fake fifty-ruble notes, three counterfeit paper ten-ruble notes and 42 fake five-ruble coins.
In terms of the number of counterfeit banknotes identified, the first place belongs to the Central Federal District (12,213 counterfeit banknotes), the North-West Federal District (2,120 banknotes) and the Volga Federal District (1,482 banknotes). For example, in April, Tatarstan police detained three members of a group that sold fake 5,000 rubles denominations in stores and pharmacies in the republic, as well as in Moscow and Saratov
At the same time, the quality of counterfeit money was so high that it did not raise doubts among sellers. Police removed 56 fake banknotes from circulation, Bigness.ru noted. According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Tatarstan, a criminal case has been opened on the sale of fake banknotes. All three suspects are arrested, the investigation identifies other members of the group.
Counterfeiters are not limited only to Russian rubles, but counterfeit US dollars. For example, in the fourth quarter of 2013, 416 counterfeit dollar bills were revealed. 57 fake euro notes, one fake pound banknote and three fake RMB were seized.
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Note that until recently, five thousandth ruble denominations did not take first place among counterfeits. They became leaders for the first time only in the fourth quarter of 2012. After they again overtook the thousandth banknotes. In the first half of 2013, bankers found 16,918 fake thousandths of a bill, and there were 16047 fake five thousandths then.
In principle, even a trifle is faked. Thirty fake five-ruble coins were found in the third quarter. But there are very few fake iron “ten” – only one, which is explained by the not too high demand for money of such a denomination. Of course, the largest number of fakes is recorded among large paper banknotes, so it makes sense to pay attention to some properties and the presence of problem points.
When a five-ruble note falls into the hands, it is worthwhile to visually examine it. The first thing you should pay attention to when visually examining money is, of course, watermarks. On this bill, an uneven distribution of tones is necessarily visible. In this case, the transition from dark to light tones is smooth. On fakes, the watermark is usually plain and darker than necessary. To see a real watermark, just look at the bill in the light, emphasizes Money161.ru.
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A good indicator of the authenticity of money is the readability of the smallest texts. On the banknotes of the latest modifications, the text “CBR” and the number corresponding to the denomination of the denomination are made on the polymer thread using microprinting. On the reverse side of ruble denominations, on coupon fields, you need to consider a protective net. The lines should be clear, thin, have no gaps, not consist of dots, since counterfeiters mainly print fakes on inkjet printers. Recognizing a fake is sometimes quite easy, so a little attention to detail will never hurt.