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Re: Counterfeit euros

Post by lmviterbo » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:55 am

Well done, vermeer!

ErGo, are these going directly to the Public Serials account?

They're not necessarily public but, for example, I think I know these two:
http://eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=62920092
http://eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=73834785

If those are what I think they are, they're to be found on the Italian police reports (I will upload them to the Database team tonight).

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Re: Counterfeit euros

Post by vermeer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:06 am

In my eyes they are not always public serials as they are not published by me. Notes with serial numbers must of course make the list of "abuse".

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Re: Counterfeit euros

Post by lmviterbo » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:13 am

Many fake notes (but not all) share the same serial number. It's not uncommon for the police to arrest thousands of euro banknotes with the same fake serial number. In that sense, they are not exactly public (unless made public by the police themselves or the media) but they should have a particular status on EBT, since this way a hit will probably occur between two different notes.

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Re: Counterfeit euros

Post by lmviterbo » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:13 am

Back to the subject of smartphone apps:

I have just found another app to detect counterfeit notes. This one is developed by De Nederlandsche Bank and endorsed by ECB (only for iOS, as far as I found out):
Genuine or Counterfeit

I am going to try it on genuine notes (and maybe some day on the only fake I know, which is kept by the owner of a café after he got cheated with it).


lmviterbo wrote:I have found an app called R€D, for both Android and iPhone, that claims to help you detect fake euros:
Android Identify Fake Money x Free R€D
iOSR€D - Real Euro Detector
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Re: Counterfeit euros

Post by joergb30 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:55 pm

When I visited my bank this week, the cashier presented me some counterfeited :note-50:'s . Luckily, it has not been my own.
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