In 2021, 347,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation. These denominations are basically 20 and 50 euros. A counterfeit 10 euro banknote, which is a rarity, was discovered in the same year in Terrasson-Lavilledieu. The latter contains false inscriptions that did not escape the municipality’s merchants. So, if you are one of the people who come into contact with these cults on a daily basis, be sure to pay attention to these obvious security signs.
How do you recognize a fake 10 euro note?
The authenticity of euro banknotes can be checked using a simple and practical method. No special equipment is needed to identify them. It is enough to do a few quick manipulations to remove any doubt.
TRI method to identify counterfeit 10 . banknotes
It is possible to manually check a suspicious note of €10 using the TRI method. This combines three simple gestures, namely: touch, look, and tilt. First, touch the 10 euro note. The paper should be hard and crunchy. Angled black lines should be felt at both ends, left and right. At the level of numbers and capital letters, another touch relief should be identified. Second, watch the note carefully, the safety thread in the form of a black tape should intersect the note vertically and be placed behind the amount of the note. The faded image of a woman should be visible through transparency. Finally, if you tilt the note, on the right you will notice a picture of a woman, the € symbol and the value of the note on a silver band. The color of the prism can change, from an emerald green to a deep blue, by manipulating the cut.
Other ways to detect counterfeit banknotes
If your doubts persist, despite the TRI method, it is possible to use other, safer means to check banknotes and identify counterfeit coins. Of course, such a reduction should not be accepted and the police or other competent authority should be reported as soon as possible.
Detector pen, a reliable way to identify counterfeit paper
Detector pen is a popular tool for traders. The latter works under the influence of transparent ink. Passing it over the banknote, no coloring should appear on the coins. If not, it is definitely a fake note. Economical, this method will cost only 5 euros, the price of a detector pen.
Ultraviolet lamp, a technique to verify the authenticity of banknotes
The second technique is to place the banknote under an ultraviolet lamp. If patterns appear, it is an original banknote. It is possible to get this tool for about thirty euros. This trick is aimed especially at merchants who are often victims of imitators.
The automatic detector is a device that detects all security marks for banknotes
finally, Automatic detector remains the most reliable method by reviewing all security tags Present on counterfeit banknotes: security thread, watermark, infrared profile, paper size, thickness. Thanks to an audible alarm, you will be notified of the possibility of a fake. More secure, such a device costs about 80 euros.
What to do when you are in possession of a fake note
If, thanks to one of the above means, you can identify a fake note, you will have to ask the person well to replace it for you. In general, the latter is still not responsible for this incident. However, be sure to immediately notify the police or another security official of information about the person in question. If you end up with fake banknotes, don’t risk re-circulating them again. Head to the nearest police station, your bank or the National Central Bank.
Once the counterfeit paper is handed over to the relevant authorities, you will not be able to refund the counterfeit paper. However, the Bank of France will provide you with a receipt in order to deduct your tax amount. To be dear!