How can I tell if a banknote is genuine?

 

How can I tell if a banknote is genuine?
It is fast and simple to verify both series of euro banknotes using the FEEL – LOOK – TILT method.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT A BANKNOTE IS FAKE?


General information

1. If you suspect a banknote is a counterfeit, closely check its security features.

2. Always check several security features; one is not enough!

3. Use the FEEL – LOOK - TILT method, as well as an instrument or device to verify whether banknotes are genuine, if you have one.

4. Compare a suspect banknote with another banknote, if necessary.

5. Still in doubt? You may bring a suspect banknote to a Bank of Slovenia cash desk.

6. If you doubt a banknote or coin is genuine, do not use it to make a transaction/purchase.

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THE BANKNOTE IS A COUNTERFEIT! WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Keep the banknote.

Inform the police immediately (by calling 113).

Counterfeit and suspect banknotes must be turned over to the police. If it is determined later during an analysis that a banknote is genuine, the owner will receive the countervalue of that banknote.

It is a criminal offence to put counterfeit banknotes and coins into circulation (or return them to the same customer or pass them on to another customer)! Counterfeits are worthless and cannot be exchanged for other banknotes.

Do not argue with a customer.

Remember what they look like.

If they leave by car, remember the registration number and model of the vehicle (if possible).

Do not jeopardise your own safety!

Even if you have already accepted a banknote that you find suspect, inform the police immediately. Try to remember where, when and from whom you received the banknote. This information is frequently very helpful in tracking down counterfeiters and those who distribute counterfeits.


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INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONAL CASH HANDLERS – BANKS AND EXCHANGE OFFICES

In accordance with Article 6 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1338/2001 of 28 June 2001 laying down measures necessary for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting, professional cash handlers are obliged to withdraw from circulation all euro banknotes that they know or have sufficient reason to believe are counterfeit. Banknotes must be turned over immediately to the competent national authority, i.e. the police. Article 6 of the Regulation on the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1338/2001 (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 105/11) states that if the authenticity of euro banknotes is not confirmed on the basis of classification carried out in accordance with Annexes 2a and 2b of the aforementioned regulation or on the basis of manual verification performed by a qualified employee, cash handlers must turn over the banknotes in question to the competent police station within 20 business days in all cases.

Professional cash handlers thus have greater responsibility for recognising counterfeits that must be withdrawn from circulation. Otherwise the same procedural rules referred to above apply to them.


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