In the first six months of this year, the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) announced that Continuous counterfeiting of banknotes in the country Even worse, it was one of the largest sects white From the groups that make forged invoices.
According to Pankiko, The 500 pesos bill is the most forged in the countryBecause in this first semester of 2021 he discovered up to 38 million pesos in fake banknotes.
The number on the counterfeit banknote represents A total of 76 thousand 17 pieces Registered all over the country, which means An increase of 21 percent Compared to the same period but 2020.
In addition to these numbers, Bancico also highlighted the year 2021 It is the second year with the highest report of 500 pesos counterfeit coins Since 2006, the year the Bank of Mexico kept a record of this situation.
Bankcico reports that the first semester of 2019 was the highest when it discovered more than 84,000 worthless banknotes.
This data adds a point of interest for the Bank of Mexico, because despite the change in the banknote model and the constant addition of security measures, the population still suffers from this type of impact.
It should be noted that in Mexico, Paying with a fake invoice is a federal crime He can be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.
What do you do with a fake invoice?
Banco de México recommends people if they suspect the authenticity of banknotes or coins, It is important to take it to any bank So these are in turn sent to Banxico and analysis is done.
Banxico emphasized that if the invoice is original, the bank must exchange the amount; If this is a mistake, the refund is not possible because it is considered a worthless piece of paper.
In case you don’t have a bank nearby, Banxico has an app that allows you to validate 200 and 500 pesos bills.
Application MX . tickets It will allow to scan and analyze all banknotes manufactured by the Bank of Mexico in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos in a manner Within seconds, you can tell if it is a real or fake invoice.
The app is now available for iOS and Android and has the advantage of working through augmented reality.