Counterfeit Euros in the Netherlands

In the first six months of 2013, bank officials in the Netherlands seized 19,400 counterfeit euro banknotes from circulation. The number of fake currency seized in the country was 49 percent higher than the number of fakes discovered during the same time period in 2012.

Across the European Union, a total of 317,000 counterfeit euros were detected in the first six months of 2013, a 26 percent increase from the number of fakes detected in first half of 2012.

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Source:  Alexandra Gowling, “Number of counterfeit euro banknotes in the Netherlands increases,” I Am Expat, July 25, 2013.