Warning for the detection of counterfeit notes

It affects banknotes of 5, 10, 20, and 50 euros


The National Central Office (OCN) for counterfeit notes has discovered the existence of counterfeit banknotes of 51020 and 50 euros. These notes are made for films or advertisements and although they are of poor quality, they affect businesses and consumers.

These notes are easy to identify because the sentence “This is no legal tender, it’s used for motion props” is written in small print on one side. In addition, legal tender banknotes must bear the signature of Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank under the European flag. Instead, these notes show a signature on which “Movie Money” can be read.

Although counterfeiting occurs in the most common denominations (5, 10, 20 and 50 euros), the most circulating and detected banknotes are those of 5 and 10 euros. The Police Force warns that using them to make payments may be considered as a criminal offence and recommends citizens to hand them over to banks or to the Police Offices in order to withdraw them from circulation.

For further details, check the website of the Andorran Police Force.

Source: Andorran Police Force / Andorran Financial Authority