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In the Republic of Crimea, the number of detected counterfeit banknotes decreased by a quarter

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In the banking system of the Republic of Crimea, following the results of 2022, the number of detected counterfeit banknotes of the Bank of Russia decreased by more than 26%. In total, last year 371 banknotes were found that had signs of forgery. Natalia Nosova, a leading expert of the Cash Circulation and Cash Operations Department of the Bank of Russia Branch for the Republic of Crimea, announced this live on the official pages of the Government of the Republic of Crimea on social networks.

There were 289 counterfeit banknotes with a face value of 5,000 rubles for 2022, which is 117 banknotes less than in 2021. Also, 39 thousandth banknotes were withdrawn from circulation — 11 less than a year earlier, 42 two-thousandth and one hundred-ruble banknotesaid the expert.

According to Natalia Nosova, it is better to check banknotes for authenticity immediately at the place of settlement — this will reduce the risk of finding a counterfeit banknote in your wallet. You can independently check the money for authenticity by several signs: through the light, by touch, or by changing the angle of view. But if the banknote has raised doubts about its authenticity, you can conduct an additional examination free of charge at any commercial bank.

You can increase the level of financial literacy and find out full information about the security features of banknotes of the Bank of Russia on the official site regulator in the «Cash circulation» section and in the free mobile application «Banknotes of the Bank of Russia».

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