The 6 FAKE DOLLARS you have to watch out for / Argentina News

The arrival of new counterfeit bills on the Argentine market puts the City on alert. What you need to know not to receive these dollars

The growing interest of Argentines to acquire dollars in the unofficial market is reflected in the rise in the price of the blue, which today is achieved above $ 200. Nevertheless, Concern grows in the City about the proliferation of different variants of fake dollars.

In fact, those who venture to buy dollars in the caves today may be exposed to receiving more or less sophisticated counterfeits at their hands. Some are easy to spot, while others require a trained eye and can fool buyers and sellers alike.

What are the counterfeits of the dollar that circulate today in Argentina? Next, the detail and the care that must be taken.

1. The $ 100 bill “reprinted”

The City is on alert for the circulation of

fake currency $ 100 “reprinted.” These are issues that, although they were valid at the time, the pieces were washed and reprinted, so their legal composition was affected.

They also have the same serial number which allows them to be identified (E 05201634 A), and the watermark also has an apocryphal design, which does not match the real one.

For example, on a bill you could see Benjamin Franklin on the front, but the watermark showed Abraham Lincoln.

Reprinted banknotes are traceable by their serial number.

2. Banknotes with repeated serial number

Also of concern are the presence of counterfeit notes with three repeating serial numbers.. The apocryphal banknotes were detected in multiple transactions of the parallel market.

The counterfeit currency papers are of three different denominations and each one thas a specific serial number by which it is possible to detect if it is an apocryphal bill or not.

All dollar bills feature a unique combination of eleven numbers and letters. This serial number can be found twice, both times on the face of the note.

These are the serial numbers of the counterfeit banknotes:

  • The u $ s20 bills bear the number “EL32271341H”.
  • The u $ s50 bills bear the number “ID65114276A”.
  • The u $ s100 bills bear the number “PF03229158T”.

3. Chinese banknotes of u $ s100

The new counterfeit dollar bills that were detected in the city correspond to the highest numbering (US $ 100) with Chinese language symbols stamped on the front and back with red or pink ink.

Blue dollar: alert for the appearance of counterfeit Chinese banknotes

Blue dollar: alert for the appearance of counterfeit Chinese banknotes

Although these tend to be easier to identify, compared for example with Korean “super dollars”, reports from the blue market found that counterfeits also have the normal blue stripe on paper, although they do lack other security features.

The Drydenwire portal explains that these fake dollars are usually sold online in the United States, although they are also are used in China to “train tellers from banks so that they can familiarize themselves with US bills. ”

4. The “Turkish” dollars

The city continues to report multiple editions of counterfeit banknotes, including designs with the Turkish phrase “GECERSIZDIR“on the reverse and reverse side. This makes them very easy to spot, but they can mislead those who are not forewarned about their existence.

5. The Warsaw dollars

They do not come from Poland. These counterfeit US $ 100 bills are so named because they were first detected in the city of Warsaw located in the state of Indiana, USA..

How to detect them? A key fact is that the numbering is made up of the series “DF45248991AAlso, the magnetic stripe is on the wrong side of the bill (see how to detect a counterfeit bill below). The unusual thing is that when held against the light, the watermark is not Benjamin Franklin, but Alexander Hamilton.

6. Korean “super dollars”

The “superdollars” or the “super dollar” is the name assigned to the counterfeit u $ s 100 bills (they are also used in lower denominations), which the United States alleges to have been produced by different organizations or governments, in particular the from North Korea.

In 2011, official sources stated that these apocryphal designs were in “worldwide circulation” from the late 1980s until at least July 2000, leading to an extradition court case. However, despite multiple attempts, findings of these characteristics continued to be reported.

The particularity of the Korean “super dollars” or “super dollar” lies in their ability to bypass the control mechanism even with the use of current technology, since new and more sophisticated editions are always being produced..

“No current technology can guarantee the capture of 100% of the superdollars in circulation. Various groups have been suspected of creating such banknotes, and international opinion on the origin of these varies. The US government believes that it is most likely that most of these banknotes were produced in North Korea, “says the Aljazeera portal.

Korean super dollars are the hardest counterfeits to spot.

Korean super dollars are the hardest counterfeits to spot.

“Although Pyongyang denies its complicity in any counterfeiting operation, at least $ 45 million in superdollars believed to be of North Korean origin have been detected in circulation, and it is estimated that the country has earned between $ 15 and $ 25 million per year for several years thanks to counterfeiting, “concluded the report of the Investigative Service of the North American Congress.

With the entry into circulation of the new US $ 100 bill in 2013, greater measures were added aimed at thwarting counterfeiting: “3D security tape”, numbers and drawings that change color and microprinting.

Korean counterfeiters are recognized worldwide for the high quality of their products.

The amount of counterfeit US currency (“super dollars”) is estimated to be $ 3 for every $ 10,000.

How to identify fake dollars?

Here are other aspects to consider for identify fake dollars:


To detect that 100 and 20 dollar bills or some other denomination, are false, tact is recommended as a first resort (which is used by ATMs in exchange houses and banks), since the texture of the false bill is coarser than the genuine one.

The fake currency They present a kind of wax to the touch, when the genuine one is finer but not fat.

Another unmistakable feature of a fake is color. Authentic banknotes have pale and vivid color combinations that are very difficult to copy. Compare the colors with a genuine banknote.

The color of the paper in the counterfeit dollar it is very clear, while in the genuine one it is amber (between beige and white). It also has bright tones and contrasts.


The genuine portrait appears “alive” and stands out well from the background. The fake has less details and the edges blend into the background.

Original ticket / Fake ticket

Original ticket / Fake ticket


The fine lines on the edge of a original ticket they are clear and united. In a fake one, the lines are generally fuzzy and not distinguishable correctly.

Serial number

Genuine serial numbers have a distinctive style and are perfectly spaced. They are printed with the same ink as the Treasury seal. On a counterfeit bill the serial number differs in color and detail from the Treasury seal. They are also not well spaced and / or aligned.


Folding the bill with the index finger on the part where there is drawing and color, is rubbed on a paper (preferably white) which will leave a dark green mark, but it will not be scratched on the part that was rubbed, because if this is the case, the evidence indicates that it is a counterfeit bill.

Original ticket / Fake ticket

Original ticket / Fake ticket


It is one of the oldest security methods. Differences in paper thickness create dark and light areas, those that generate an image against the light. They are imitated with greasy, wax or yellow ink prints.

Counterfeit 100 dollars present the Franklin figure in a very obvious way to see with the naked eye, which is not the case with real bills.

Segmented security thread

Parts of the filament appear on the front of the bill as sSilver plated elements. Counterfeiters mimic them by printing the segments with silver metallic ink. On genuine banknotes, when viewed against the light, a solid line is visible.

Under the magnifying glass the lines, on authentic banknotes they look sharp, whereas counterfeits made with “laser“or trichromy look like little dots that create the illusion of a line.


Silk threads or other fibers are added to the pulp of the paper. They can be seen with a magnifying glass. The counterfeiters they imitate them with colored pencils.

Real dollars show a kind of fluff or pieces of brown thread on one of their two faces, while imitations lack them.

Violet light

Under the violet light, the banknote has to retain its color, and all the images. The Security Strip of point 4.- It appears in fluorescent color (without the text being read) on new bills of US $ 5, 10, 20 and 50; not so in the u $ s 100 bills (in this one you can see the band and the acronym can be read). If you can see the dark yellow stripe on the $ 100 bill, the bill is fake. In some counterfeit notes, under purple light the paper turns completely white.

Small colored hairs

The bill has some attached colored hairs, which do not stand out in the violet light.

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