How can I control myself with money

Counterfeit money: three tips on how to spot counterfeit banknotes

1. Beware of fake fifties

According to the Bundesbank, the proverbial fake penny makes up 72 percent of counterfeit notes, followed by the 20-euro note with 16 percent. You should therefore check these two bills before you put them in your pocket. The Bundesbank shows how to tip and feel correctly and how to recognize the new holograms in understandable videos and online courses. Tens and fives, on the other hand, are hardly significant when it comes to forgeries at one and two percent. You can save yourself an annoying test in everyday life, especially since the damage would be minimal.

2. Be careful when selling a car

Ordinary people only come into contact with large cash sums when they privately sell a car or an antique. Caution should be exercised in these risky transactions. If the buyer insists on cash payment, you can accompany him to a bank, where he can best have the notes paid out fresh. The particularly large notes, the 500 and the 200, appear very rarely among the forgeries with two and one percent. But you should always check these notes because the damage would be great. In everyday life, however, this is hardly annoying because the largest notes are so rarely used. The situation is different with the 100-euro note: Anyone who is given a bundle of hundreds when selling a used car, for example, has to look carefully. After all, six percent of the 100 euro notes are among the counterfeits.