469 counterfeit euro banknotes were found in Finland last year

469 counterfeit euro banknotes were found in Finland last year

The next most were 166 for 50-euro counterfeits and 37 for 10-euro counterfeits.

“In 2022, the number of counterfeits found in circulation was low compared to previous years. Although there are few counterfeits in circulation, it is always good to pay attention to the banknote’s security factors when handling banknotes.” says the banknote expert Olli Vehmas from the Bank of Finland.

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Euro notes have several security factors that can be used to check the authenticity of the note. Simple tests can be used in the inspection: feel the print on the banknote, look at the banknote against the light and tilt the banknote. If you are unsure about the authenticity of an individual banknote, compare the suspected counterfeit banknote with one you know to be genuine. Instructions and guidelines for checking the authenticity of a banknote can be found on the website of the Bank of Finland (www.suomenpankki.fi > money and payments).

The Bank of Finland has published a browser-based banknote online course open to everyone. With the help of the course, you get to know the security features of euro banknotes and you get information on how to act in different situations if you happen to come across a counterfeit. The course can be found at setelikurssi.suomenpankki.fi.

In today’s announcement (www.ecb.europa.eu), the European Central Bank reports on the overall situation of counterfeit euro banknotes.


Source: Bank of Finland

Source: The Nordic Page

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