Counterfeit currency and security documents

The crime of counterfeiting currency is as old as the creation of money itself. Recent developments in photographic, computer and printing technologies, along with the availability of low-cost equipment, have made the production of counterfeit money relatively easy.

Criminals often use stolen or fake identity documents in order to carry out financial crimes. We are leading an international, cross-sector partnership to improve the level of security of official documents.

Project S-Print

Project S-Print is an international monitoring system on the security printing industry and suppliers, including the verification of second-hand intaglio machines, security printing equipment and suspicious purchase orders.

The objective of the project is to reduce the crime of currency counterfeiting and altered security documents by preventing the necessary production materials and supplies from reaching the counterfeiters.


  • Help establish new national monitoring systems and assist existing ones;
  • Prevent criminals from sourcing raw materials that could be used to counterfeit genuine currency and security documents;
  • Minimize the risk of misuse of Intaglio Machines;

Our ultimate goal is to combat currency counterfeiting world wide.

Suspicious orders

The following checklist is intended to help suppliers of printing materials identify orders that could be related to the manufacture of banknotes or identity documents.

Are any of these features present in the order?

  • Cash purchases;
  • Unverified residential addresses;
  • Personal collections;
  • Industrial equipment/supplies going to residential addresses;
  • Urgency of supplies;
  • Receipts/invoices not requested;
  • No contract requested for repairs/servicing.

Join the S-Print project

To apply for membership of S-Print, download and complete the registrations forms below.

       Membership Form (Acrobat file) 

       Code of conduct (Acrobat file)

Return your completed forms to:

Counterfeits and Security Documents
200 Quai Charles de Gaulle
Lyon, 69006

20 junio 2016

Criminal networks using stolen payment card data targeted in global operation

06 abril 2016

Financial crime focus of Doha conference

31 marzo 2016

Coordinating efforts to better combat cybercrime focus of INTERPOL working group

17 diciembre 2015

Más de 500 detenidos en una operación de INTERPOL contra las estafas por teléfono y por e-mail

03 diciembre 2015

INTERPOL training on detecting fake documents aims to enhance border security

25 noviembre 2015

Experts gather at INTERPOL to identify emerging social engineering fraud techniques

18 noviembre 2015

Indian prime minister and INTERPOL Chief discuss cooperation

18 noviembre 2015

La cooperación internacional para la recuperación de activos, objetivo de la conferencia INTERPOL-StAR

06 noviembre 2015

More than 130 detained in global action tackling airline ticket fraud

02 octubre 2015

Identifying fake documents focus of INTERPOL and Frontex workshop

21 septiembre 2015

INTERPOL training in Senegal tackles corruption and financial crimes

06 agosto 2015

Corruption and financial crime focus of INTERPOL training in Botswana

04 agosto 2015

Illegal online gambling in Asia targeted in INTERPOL operation

02 julio 2015

Forensic document examination focus of Balkans INTERPOL training

29 junio 2015

Global action against online air ticket fraudsters sees 130 detained

05 junio 2015

INTERPOL group to field test new ink dating protocols to aid fraud and forgery investigations

02 junio 2015

UK initiative underlines role of due diligence in securing official documents

19 mayo 2015

Reunión de INTERPOL en Bucarest para marcar el rumbo de la seguridad europea

30 enero 2015

Estonia hosts INTERPOL workshop on anti-corruption and financial crimes

28 noviembre 2014

Global action against online fraud in the airline sector nets 118 arrests

16 septiembre 2014

International cooperation against counterfeit currency and travel documents focus of INTERPOL meeting

22 mayo 2014

El examen microscópico de los documentos de seguridad, tema central de una reunión de INTERPOL

30 abril 2014

Desmantelada con la ayuda de INTERPOL una red criminal implicada en una estafa con tarjetas de pago