Is this 500 Euro bill authentic?

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Is this 500 Euro bill authentic?

Post by Samuel » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:05 am

Hello, i received the attached 500 euro bill today from a client in north america. It has some kind of russian or Ukrainian (or polish?) characters on it. Is it authentic or was i scammed?
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Re: Is this 500 Euro bill authentic?

Post by avij » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:31 am

Well, for starters, there should be a serial number. The print quality does not seem particularly good, although it's a bit difficult to see from a photograph.

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Re: Is this 500 Euro bill authentic?

Post by avij » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:38 am

And that text seems to translate to "not a payment". I would think that is not a real Euro banknote.
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Re: Is this 500 Euro bill authentic?

Post by RKPLt » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:46 am

"IT IS NOT A MEAN OF PAYMENT" in russian.
ABSOLUTELY 100 % a souvenir thing from chocolate / coffee / etc.
Sorry, if that is a loss, but THAT is a souvenir only.
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Re: Is this 500 Euro bill authentic?

Post by Samuel » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:16 pm

Thank you for the hints guys. Yes that's unfortunate, it was given as a fare for cab ride. Had my hopes up.

Just to confirm, is this language russian or eastern european?

Edit: rkplt i see you say it is russian, thanks.

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