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Five thousandth bills remain the most counterfeit in Primorye

Five thousandth bills remain the most counterfeit in Primorye
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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.

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