Costa Rica News – The Central Bank seized 10,402 counterfeit bills this year.
The counterfeit bills amount to a fictitious value of ¢122 million. The ¢10,000 bill is the most often falsified in the country, followed by the ¢20,000 and ¢2,000 bills.
The entity is asking all citizens to take extreme caution in the bills they accept. Use the method known as “tap, look and turn.” Touch the raised elements on the face of the character and the legend of the denomination. Assure that the texture of both front and back are identical. Check if the map of Costa Rica changes from purple to green.
Especially now, with the payment of cash bonuses and the celebrations of the end and beginning of the year, we must take measures to avoid becoming victims of fraud by counterfeit bills.
In this holiday season, avoid the use of cash by using the Sinpe Móvil service to make and receive transfers without cash.
To avoid other known scams, remember that the financial entities do not make calls or send emails asking for personal data or access to bank accounts.