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SP: first week of euro in Latvia ends quietly and with no scandals

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe first week after euro introduction in Latvia passed with no major incidents. State Police only noted a handful of minor crimes this week.

As reported by State Police, authorities anticipated all possible security risks and had prepared for them in due time before euro introduction in the country. Police remain on high alert so that the remaining week of currency transition in Latvia also passes without any major problems.

Police officers have more than 100 detectors that allow for a fast scan of euro banknotes. This provides additional protection against counterfeit money. Many entrepreneurs have bought such devices as well.

There have only been a handful of cases when allegedly counterfeit banknotes were found. There was one attempt of fraud as well. Police urge residents to be cautious and guard their credit card data. It will also help to learn the euro anti-counterfeit measures.

Possible use of counterfeit euro banknotes has been noted at some petrol station and a store in Riga.

In spite of the fact that the current number of violations is low, police advise residents to remain vigilant and keep in mind important rules that will help them avoid unpleasant situations:

-Never exchange lat for euro with strangers. Perform all currency exchange transactions at a bank or post office!

-Do not tell anyone you bank or credit card access data! Remember that banks NEVER check the state of your bank account or security by calling you on the phone and asking you to provide account access information!

-Do not keep large amounts of money at home! Do not tell other people about your savings or your plans regarding said money!

-Do not carry large amounts of money in your wallet!

-Watch for pickpockets! If you carry a large amount of money on your person, avoid using public transport or going to the market!

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  1. Kannpå says:

    The scandal is the euro itself!

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