Here’s a lesson how you can get 10 000 rubles instead of 5 000. One Russian user showed pictures of two notes which successfully passed verification in the terminal and entered into an account as 10 000 rubles. They look this way…

Two 5000 notes were cut into two pieces and all identification parts were cut out. Each of these pieces were connected with parts of notes of smaller denomination and the terminal accepted them as two separate notes and transfered 10 000 rubles to the account of the counterfeiter. This operation does not look very simple so the man probably knew enough about such things.

How many people will try the same from now?

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“How many people will try the same from now?”

Wow! Seriously!? I expect quite a few and YOU will be to blame!

“Two 5000 notes were cut into two pieces”…that’s 10000 rubles, and he got 10000 back. The guy actually lose the smaller denominations cut out…Maybe this is just proof of concept in fooling the bill readers.

Miscalculation on your part. since he used 2×5000 + a few smaller denominations, he spent, lets say 12000. yet he gets 20000 back, since each bill is 10000. His profit is therefore 8000.

Why 2×5000 notes? Only one in two pieces, 1×100 and 1×10 notes. So 5110 for 10.000.

This reminds me of something I saw, about a counterfeiter who split a $20 bill and a $1 bill back-to-front. (This was back before they added the plastic security strips.) He glued the front of the 20 to the back of the 1, and vice-versa, then spent it as two 20s.

Wouldn’t this be rather stupid thing to do? It’s probably possible (maybe easy) to track down the criminal or the bank account owner. At least if the bills are still in the order they were deposited when someone notices the fakes.

I suppose Russian ATM machines do not have cameras?