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Attention!  Discover virtually if a bill is counterfeit, via BCRP

Attention! Discover virtually if a bill is counterfeit, via BCRP

Currently, there has been a worrying increase in the presence of criminal gangs dedicated to counterfeiting banknotes. This phenomenon, which generates fear in the population, becomes even more alarming when it comes to bills with a high numerical value. Therefore, it is imperative that people acquire the skills necessary to properly verify the authenticity of banknotes, in order to protect themselves from potential scams and deception. Education and awareness on this issue become essential to prevent risk situations and safeguard the economic integrity of society as a whole.

Due to this constant problem, the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) has its website, where adulterated banknotes can be identified according to their registration number. In this note you can learn more details.

How to know if a banknote is counterfeit, via BCRP?

The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) has a web page where users can carry out this verification process. This online platform offers detailed information about banknotes that have been identified as fake by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru system, thus providing an additional tool to combat money counterfeiting in the country.

  • Enter the official website of the BCRPclick here.
  • Swipe at the bottom and locate the boxes to complete the information of your ticket to consult.
  • Enter the serial number.
  • Enter the code shown in the image (they are letters or numbers).
  • Click consult.
  • You will obtain details of the ticket consulted.
BCRP website to verify fake bills using the serial number.  Photo: BCRP

BCRP website to verify fake bills using the serial number. Photo: BCRP

Also, the BCRP has announced the creation of an innovative technological tool aimed at strengthening security in the handling of banknotes and coins in circulation. This is the mobile application ‘Banknotes and Coins in BCR’which gives users the possibility of obtaining detailed information about the authenticity of banknotes that may raise doubts.

This application, designed for mobile devices, incorporates a scanner that takes advantage of the cell phone camera to carry out a precise analysis of the serial number of the banknote in question. Through an automated system, the app verifies the authenticity of the bill and consults a bank database to determine its validity.

What is the BCRP and what is its function?

He Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP) is the institution in charge of regulating the currency and credit of the financial system in the country. In addition, it has the important function of managing international reserves, which contributes to maintaining economic and financial stability. Likewise, it is the only entity authorized to issue banknotes and coins in circulation, guaranteeing confidence in the monetary system.

Another of the BCRP’s responsibilities is to periodically report on the situation of national finances, providing data and analysis that are fundamental for decision-making at both the government and business levels. In summary, the BCRP plays a crucial role in the country’s economy, ensuring the proper functioning of the financial system and contributing to sustainable development.

Source: Larepublica

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