According to the results of the second quarter, 337 banknotes with signs of forgery were identified and handed over to law enforcement agencies in the banking system of the Krasnodar Territory. Compared to the first quarter, this number decreased by 151 units.
“We are seeing a downward trend in the number of counterfeit banknotes over the two quarters of 2022. A decrease in the number of counterfeit banknotes is also observed compared to the second half of 2021. Thus, the number of fakes in the first half of this year decreased by 245 pieces,” said Vladimir Lyutov, Deputy Head of the Southern Main Directorate of the Bank of Russia.
Traditionally, banknotes of large denominations are most often counterfeited. So, in the second quarter of 2022, 161 counterfeit banknotes with a face value of 5,000 rubles were detected. 39 counterfeit thousand-ruble banknotes were found.
Banknotes of the Bank of Russia have a set of security features that anyone can independently check even without the use of special equipment. These are a protective metallized thread, watermarks visible through the light, embossed inscriptions and marks for visually impaired people, which are perceived by touch and hidden images that are determined by changing the angle of view. To verify the authenticity of a banknote, you need to check the presence of at least three security elements.
Tips for self-checking the authenticity of banknotes can be found in the Banknotes of the Bank of Russia mobile application. It contains information about how the security features of Russian banknotes of all denominations and modifications look like, and where they are located. The Banknotes of the Bank of Russia mobile application is available for free download and update in official smartphone app stores. Also, full information on the security features of banknotes of the Bank of Russia is available on the regulator’s website in the section “Cash circulation”.