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Levels of Euro Counterfeiting Remain Low in 2023

467,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in 2023, according to the European Central Bank, which is one of the lowest levels ever since the introduction of the euro in 2002 in proportion to total banknotes in circulation.

Counterfeiting - February 1, 2024 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

How many counterfeit banknotes are in circulation? I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this question. So, let’s look at how counterfeit banknotes are found and reported.

Counterfeiting - February 1, 2024 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

Many people fall victim to the ‘Black Money’ scam, which is basically a get rich quick scheme. Usually there are no counterfeit banknotes involved, but I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss.

Counterfeiting - December 22, 2023 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

Established in 2020 to support national law enforcement authorities in their efforts to fight financial and economic crimes and aid international cooperation, Europol’s European Financial and Economic Crime Centre (EFECC) has recently released its first threat assessment on the matter.

Counterfeiting - December 1, 2023 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

Why do so many shops rely on the counterfeit detection pen to authenticate their paper banknotes?

Counterfeiting - November 3, 2023 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

Do you want to hear about an actual counterfeiting case? Well, here is your chance! The High Security Printing (HSP) Conference Asia is taking place in Sri Lanka, 4-6 December 2023. Register now for what will prove to be a most interesting Counterfeit Workshop, entitled ‘Operation Timerbrier – A Counterfeiters’ Fall from Glory’.

Counterfeiting - September 29, 2023 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

This month we look at how to deter the most common types of counterfeits.

Counterfeiting - August 25, 2023 midnight

Counterfeit Corner

This month I would like to discuss the proliferation of novelty notes, which are purchased online and used in exchange for goods and services.

Counterfeiting - July 3, 2023 midnight