As it turned out, since the beginning of the year, the sale of fakes has increased by 10 percent in the region.

Why did this happen and how to distinguish real bills from fake ones? A press conference with the participation of police officers, which took place online, was devoted to this topic.

In a few months, more than 1,120 counterfeit bills were seized in the region

– The bookmarks of fakes by intermediaries of the international criminal group “Hydra” were carried out in special selected territories, – said Igor Onishchuk, Deputy head of the Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Krasnodar Territory. – In criminal slang, they are called “glades” (some street, square, square or cemetery). This is done on the same principle as the laying of drugs, that is, through a network of intermediaries, counterfeit high-quality bills were hidden in certain places. Then, through the Hydra website, the interested person received information about where exactly the fakes were hidden, took them away and sold them in stores. Ordinary people may not even know that they live next to such “bookmarks”.

According to the police, Hydra accounted for up to 95 percent of the counterfeit bills that were distributed in the Kuban.

But not only Hydra was engaged in the distribution of fakes. There are many homegrown businessmen who throw “painted” bills into the money supply. And everything is done by certain dates.