mcc-cibitung.com [ito] - Bank Indonesia (BI) Representative Bengkulu province seeks to anticipate the circulation of counterfeit money (Upal) during the month of Ramadan 1435 Hijri.
"The move is not only the anticipation of the fasting month, but as we know, during Ramadan is usually needs people increased, meaning that the velocity of money in Bengkulu also increased, especially approaching Eid, one of the most vulnerable in the large turnover of counterfeit money , "said Deputy Head of Representative Office of Bank Indonesia's Bengkulu, Azhar Achlusyani, in Bengkulu, Friday (27/6).
According to him, the first step in order to reduce the circulation of counterfeit money in the community by increasing the intensity of socialization how to distinguish genuine and fake money.
"Counterfeit money easily circulated in the area where people are less aware about the characteristics of the original money," he said.
Society must recognize the physical characteristics of real money in circulation, at least in a simple way that is characteristic to the eye.
"For the prevention of rogue actors fake money dealers, we coordinate with the Regional Police Bengkulu, by providing data that we've got to do the investigation," he said.
Noted, in 2013, the circulation of counterfeit money in Bengkulu increased compared to the same event in 2012. Read: ucapan selamat idul fitri
"In 2013, 100 thousand nominal Upal found as many as 118 sheets, 35 sheets of nominal 50 thousand, while in 2012 we find each of 17 pieces of money," he said.