It turned out that counterfeit 5,5 won bills used as movie props were circulated in Seoul.

Earlier this month, the police arrested foreigner A on suspicion of using counterfeit money after receiving a report from a merchant at the Dongdaemun-gu Folk Market in Seoul that he "received counterfeit money," and arrested another foreigner, Mr. B, who acted as a conduit, and are investigating.

It turned out that they were friends, and Mr. A stated that he used 5 counterfeit bills, a total of 4,5 won, to pay 12,60 won in the market and buy 4,5 won in return.

Police have recovered only four of them.

At first glance, it is easy to mistake this counterfeit bill for an actual 5,<> won note, but if you look closely, it says "movie prop" under the words Governor of the Bank of Korea, and the part with the partially exposed hidden line also has the word "movie prop" written on it, although it is blurred.

There is also a caveat that "this banknote is for props and cannot be used," and the size is larger than the actual <>,<> won note.

In general, counterfeit banknotes for movie props must be approved by the Bank of Korea and thoroughly inspected when produced and disposed of by film companies.

It has been confirmed that the counterfeit money distributed this time is not only a little different in size from ordinary movie prop counterfeit bills, but also an illegal production that has not even undergone formal approval procedures from the Bank of Korea.

Police suspect a possible organized crime and are investigating the possibility of thousands of counterfeit bills on the market.