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The European Central Bank (ECB) reported an increase in counterfeit activity for the first half of 2008, which is on the heals of 2007’s latter half increase. 312,000 fake banknotes were removed from circulation representing an increase of 5.4 percent. The ECB noted counterfeit banknotes increased since the second half of 2007 by 5.7 percent. […]

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The European Central Bank (ECB) reported an increase in counterfeit activity for the second half of 2007. 296,000 fake banknotes were removed from circulation for an increase of 31,000 notes over the first six months of 2007. The ECB noted counterfeiting was also up in the second half of 2007 compared to the second half […]

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