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Five thousandth bills remain the most counterfeit in Primorye
In the banking system of Primorsky Krai in 2019, 285 counterfeit banknotes were found. Compared with the previous year, the number of fakes decreased by 3%. At the same time, five thousandth notes remain the most counterfeit.
Of the identified 236 fakes - 95% of banknotes of large denominations. In the region, 156 five thousandth banknotes and 69 banknotes with a face value of one thousand rubles were found. According to the press service of the Far Eastern State Institution of the Bank of Russia, counterfeit banknotes of a small denomination were much less frequently - for the year it was possible to identify only four counterfeit banknotes with a face value of 500 rubles, two hundred rubles, one fifty-ruble note.
Among the discovered fakes were four bills of two thousand rubles. The share of new banknotes in the total number of counterfeit in Primorye was less than 2%.
As for fake banknotes of foreign countries, they became a little more - 49 pieces in 2019 compared to 42 pieces a year earlier. Almost all fakes are 100-dollar bills; 43 such fakes were discovered in the region. The rest of the fakes are one 50-dollar note and five 100 yuan notes.