EP2278559A2 - Tracing of counterfeit bank notes - Google Patents

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EP2278559A2
EP2278559A2 EP20100011637 EP10011637A EP2278559A2 EP 2278559 A2 EP2278559 A2 EP 2278559A2 EP 20100011637 EP20100011637 EP 20100011637 EP 10011637 A EP10011637 A EP 10011637A EP 2278559 A2 EP2278559 A2 EP 2278559A2
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Hermann Dr. Weilacher
Helmut-Karl Dr. Reinisch
Lukas Dr. Löffler
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Abstract

The invention relates to a method and a system for tracing counterfeit notes. For this purpose, during the deposit of the banknotes, characteristic data on the banknotes paid in together with data on the depositor of the banknotes are stored in a control device. The controller may be installed in a commercial bank or at a central service provider. If a banknote is recognized as a counterfeit in a central checking device, the characteristic data of the banknote are transmitted to the control device. There, the counterpart of the counterfeit banknote is identified by comparing the stored with the transmitted data.

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  • The invention relates to the tracking of forged banknotes. Furthermore, methods and devices for checking the authenticity of documents, in particular banknotes, securities or security documents, are described below.
  • The examination of the authenticity of documents is generally carried out by measuring certain authenticity features, for example optical, electrical or magnetic characteristics, on a document to be tested and subsequent testing of the measured authenticity features on the basis of predefined authenticity criteria. For example, as an authenticity feature, the optical reflection behavior of the document is measured and then checked as to whether the measured reflection behavior falls below or exceeds a specific threshold value as an associated authenticity criterion. Depending on the test result, the document is classified as genuine or incorrect.
  • An increase in falsification detection reliability can be achieved, inter alia, by tightening the authenticity criteria when checking certain authenticity features, for example by raising or lowering thresholds. In practice, however, the authenticity criteria can not be tightened arbitrarily, since otherwise the proportion of genuine documents not recognized as genuine - and possibly rejected or incorrectly classified - would become too high.
  • This would lead, for example, in banknote processing machines, which are used in particular in commercial banks for deposit verification and billing, to an increased effort in the manual and possibly further machine post-processing of not recognized as genuine banknotes.
  • In the case of authentication in automatic payment machines, a general tightening of the authenticity criteria would lead to the fact that used or soiled genuine banknotes, in which the expression of the authenticity features against freshly printed banknotes is reduced due to soiling or damage, are not recognized as genuine and, as a result, depending on the application - be rejected or retained as alleged forgery.
  • The reliability in the detection of counterfeit banknotes is therefore limited by the required low proportion of real banknotes not recognized as authentic. This is particularly problematic if due to "soft" authenticity criteria counterfeits are not recognized as such and get back into circulation, for example, after depositing counterfeit banknotes to SB-recycling machines by a customer and subsequent issue of not identified as counterfeit notes to other customers ,
  • It is an object of the present invention to provide methods and apparatus for authentication, with which documents can be tested with increased reliability, in particular without simultaneously increasing the proportion of incorrectly not recognized as genuine genuine documents.
  • This object is achieved by the method for checking the authenticity of claims 1 and 14 and by the corresponding devices for authenticity testing according to claims 18 and 21, respectively.
  • In the method for checking the authenticity according to claim 1, at least two different authenticity classes each having one or more Authenticity criteria provided, wherein the individual authenticity classes differ from each other in at least one authenticity criterion. For authenticity testing, an authentication class from the different authentication classes is selected and the document is checked against the authenticity criteria of the selected authenticity class. In this case, the selected authenticity class is assigned to the document if its authenticity criteria are met by the document. The authenticity criteria are, for example, threshold values or intervals for the authenticity features used for the test. As authenticity features, for example, optical, magnetic, electrical or physical characteristics can be used, eg optical reflection, transmission or emission, magnetic permeability, electrical conductivity, dielectric constant, thickness and format of the document as well as watermarks.
  • The invention is based on the idea to combine different authenticity criteria in the authentication of documents in several authenticity classes, the requirements for authenticity depending on the authenticity class are different high, since each authenticity class ia include a different number of authenticity criteria and / or different strict authenticity criteria. If, for example, an authenticity class with high requirements for authenticity is selected, for example with very high threshold values for the optical reflection or transmission, the authenticity of documents which fulfill the authenticity criteria of this selected authenticity class can be affirmed with high probability. Documents which do not meet the authenticity criteria of a selected authenticity class can be checked against further selected authenticity classes with lower requirements for authenticity, for example lower threshold values, whereby their authenticity can be affirmed with correspondingly lower probability. Overall, this will take place a classification of the authenticity property, ie the measured authenticity features, of the documents to be tested into different classes of authenticity. By differentiating the result of the authenticity check, it is possible to determine those documents which are more likely to be true than the authenticity checking methods according to the prior art, as a result of which the reliability of the authenticity determination as a whole is increased. At the same time, the remaining documents can continue to be audited with the hitherto customary - generally "less stringent" - authenticity criteria, thus keeping the proportion of genuine documents not recognized as genuine low.
  • In a refinement of the method, it is provided that the state and / or the denomination of the document is determined and then the selection of the authenticity class is made as a function of the state and / or the denomination of the document. The denomination is the value or currency of the document under review. The condition of the document is generally given by state characteristics, such as degree of soiling, limpness, damage, such as cracks, holes or imperfections in the printed image, as well as foreign objects, such as adhesive strips. For example, the authentication class selection of a document can be selected depending on the degree of contamination of the document, whereby clean and undamaged documents with much stricter authenticity criteria, eg higher thresholds, can be checked than heavily soiled or damaged documents. This significantly increases the reliability of counterfeit detection of clean or slightly soiled documents. Overall, this condition-based authentication can identify documents in very good condition with high reliability as true or false. Since only the examination of documents in very good condition At the same time, the proportion of genuine documents not recognized as genuine remains low.
  • A further aspect of the invention according to claim 14 is that a part of the authenticity criteria used for the authenticity check is determined on the basis of forged documents. As a result, the authenticity check with defined authenticity criteria is extended by an additional authenticity check with additional authenticity criteria, the additional authenticity criteria being determined on the basis of forged documents. The determination of the additional authenticity criteria is generally carried out in a separate method, e.g. in specially designed facilities where forged documents are examined in particular for characteristic differences to genuine documents. From the differences found additional authenticity criteria are determined, which are then fed to the authentication process. In this case, documents continue to be tested on the basis of fixed authenticity criteria and classified as genuine if the authenticity criteria are met. In addition, counterfeits can be detected if the documents examined do not meet the additional authenticity criteria established on known counterfeits, which preferably relate to characteristic differences between a found counterfeit and genuine documents. In this way, an increased reliability in the detection of counterfeiting, especially with regard to known and circulating counterfeits achieved.
  • The invention will now be explained in more detail with reference to examples shown in FIGS. Show it
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    the schematic structure of a device for checking the authenticity of documents according to the invention;
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    the schematic structure of a system for authentication on the basis of authenticity criteria determined on counterfeit documents, and
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    the schematic structure of a system for processing banknotes deposited.
  • FIG. 1 shows the schematic structure of an apparatus for authenticity verification of documents according to the invention. The documents 10 provided in an input device 11, for example bank notes, are withdrawn individually from the input device 11 and conveyed by means of a transport system 14 to the output device 12. There, the documents 10 are sorted into three different sorting classes and output to corresponding output bins 13. On the way between input device 11 and output device 12, a document 10 to be tested is transported past a measuring device 15. The measuring device 15 in this case measures the authenticity features of the document 10 to be tested. If necessary, the condition of the document 10 characterizing state features are also measured. The dashed line in the measuring device 15 is intended to indicate that the measuring device 15 can have two or, if appropriate, a plurality of subassemblies, in which authenticity and possibly status features can be measured separately. In principle, it is also possible to measure both authenticity and state characteristics together in a measuring device. In the example shown, the measuring device 15 is used to measure only one side of the document 10 to be tested. In general, however, the device can also be designed in such a way that that the document 10 can be measured from both sides, for example by two measuring devices 15 arranged opposite one another, through which the document 10 is transported.
  • Information about the measured features in the measuring device 15 are transmitted to an evaluation device 16, in which the authenticity check according to the invention takes place. The selection of a certain authenticity class and their assignment to the document 10 to be checked is hereby preferably realized by a computer program. In the computer program, for example, it is checked whether an authenticity feature measured on the document 10 to be checked, e.g. the optical reflection is greater than an optical reflection threshold associated with the particular authenticity class. If the result of the test is positive, document 10 is assigned the particular authentication class, e.g. by writing a number identifying the authenticity class into a variable characterizing the authenticity of the document 10. If the test result is negative, the computer program sets the test of the measured authenticity feature based on lower thresholds belonging to other authenticity classes, i. less stringent authenticity criteria, and assigns document 10 a corresponding certificate of authenticity. Overall, this results in a classification of the fastness property, i. the measured authenticity features, the documents to be tested 10 in different authenticity classes instead. If all of these checks provide a negative check result, the document 10 is considered false.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the method, the state of the document 10 is additionally determined from the measured state features. The document 10 then becomes one of several status classes which are characteristic for the respective state of the document to be checked are assigned. In the examination of banknotes here usually three state classes are provided, namely for a useless (unfit), useable (fit) or very good (ATM-fit) state. The selection of the authenticity class in the subsequent authenticity check then takes place as a function of the conditional class assigned to the document 10 to be checked. Preferably, banknotes in very good condition (ATM-fit) are subjected to very strict authenticity criteria, while banknotes in unusable or usable condition (unfit or fit) must satisfy less stringent authenticity criteria of other authenticity classes in order to be classified as genuine. In order to increase the reliability of the authenticity check, it is also possible for an additional authenticity check to be carried out on documents 10 of a specific condition class, for example on banknotes in a usable (fit) or very good (ATM-fit) state. Such an additional authenticity check can be carried out, for example, on the basis of already measured data for individual authenticity features.
  • The determination of the denomination can in principle also take place via the measuring device 15 and the evaluation device 16, but if appropriate this can also be carried out in separate measuring and evaluation devices.
  • In a typical sorting mode, for example for use in a bank note processing machine for deposit verification and billing, the documents 10 are divided into one or more sorting classes and output to corresponding output bins 13. Here, the output device 12 is controlled by the evaluation device 16 so that in a first of the output compartments 13 banknotes - possibly of only a desired denomination - are issued, the very good (ATM-fit) State, to which an authenticity class with high demands on the authenticity, ie strict authenticity criteria, was assigned and which are in a desired position, ie a specific print pattern is visible from above and optionally aligned in a certain way. In a second output tray, the so-called reject tray, those banknotes are issued to which no authenticity class could be assigned and / or are in an undesirable location and / or may not belong to the desired denomination. If necessary, erroneously drawn in and / or transported banknotes, eg double copies or folded banknotes, are also dispensed into this output compartment. Finally, all remaining bills are issued to a third output bin, ie fit, unfit and banknotes, which have been assigned a passphrase with less stringent requirements for authenticity, ie less stringent authenticity criteria. If, for example, a stack of banknotes of a specific denomination is entered in a mixed position, then with this sorting mode, those banknotes of a particular denomination can be sorted out, which are in all probability real, have a very good condition (ATM-fit) and at the same time have a desired position. Banknotes meeting these criteria may then be provided for immediate reissue, eg in a self-service recycling machine.
  • FIG. 2 shows the schematic structure of a system for authentication on the basis of authenticity criteria, which were determined on counterfeit documents. The functioning of such a system differs from that in FIG. 1 illustrated example mainly by the fact that carried out in the evaluation device 16 authenticity check is carried out in two steps. In a first sub-step, the authenticity check is carried out by using - preferably in authenticity classes divided - authenticity criteria. The selection of the authenticity class can here, as already in connection with FIG. 1 has been explained, depending on the determined state of the document 10 to be checked. If the measured authenticity features fulfill the given authenticity criteria, the document 10 is assigned the corresponding authenticity class. In a second sub-step of the authenticity check, an additional check is carried out using authenticity criteria which were determined on known forged documents. The determination of these authenticity criteria takes place here in suitable for this purpose banknote testing machines, eg in a central bank or at a corresponding service provider. For reasons of data reduction, these are preferably authenticity criteria which are characteristic of the difference between a forged and a genuine document. The authenticity criteria used in the second sub-step of the authenticity check are transmitted in the example shown by a control device 31, eg from a server of a central bank or a central service provider, via a wired or wireless connection 32 to one or more test stations 30 simultaneously. However, the transmission of the corresponding data can also be done by means of suitable data carriers, for example by flash card, memory modules, floppy, CD or DVD. If a corresponding characteristic difference is detected in the second partial step of the authenticity check, the document 10 can be identified as a counterfeit with a high degree of probability, even if it fulfills the authenticity criteria in the first partial step of the authenticity check. In principle, the chronological order of the two sub-steps can be chosen as desired.
  • Overall, this system allows a simple and rapid update of features and criteria for checking the authenticity of banknotes in any number of test stations 30 simultaneously, so that a high reliability the detection of circulating counterfeit notes is guaranteed.
  • FIG. 3 shows the schematic structure of a system for applying the authenticity test according to the invention. Documents 10, in this example banknotes, are deposited by a depositor at a commercial bank 39. The deposit can be made, for example, at the terminal of a self-service recycling machine. In the inspection station 30, which may be part of the terminal, the banknotes are checked for authenticity. If the bills meet the very strict authenticity criteria of a selected authenticity class, they may be provided for immediate further issue, for example at the same terminal, at other issuing terminals 34 and / or at a bank counter 36. All banknotes which do not meet these very strict authenticity criteria are supplied to a central checking device 35, for example in a central bank 40, in order to be subjected to a further authenticity check, whereby so-called high-security features are also used there for the purpose of checking particularly reliable recognition counterfeit banknotes is guaranteed. Banknotes meeting these criteria can now be re-circulated by being returned to a commercial bank 39 for disbursement at issuing terminals 34 or at a bank counter 36.
  • In this example, a control unit 31 is also provided, in which - as in the description to FIG. 2 specifying additional authenticity criteria based on counterfeit banknotes which relate to characteristic differences between genuine banknotes and banknotes detected as counterfeit in the central checking device 35. The counterfeits can in this case be transmitted directly from the test device 35 to the control unit 31. The authenticity criteria determined there are then transmitted via the connection 32 to the test station 30 and can there - possibly additionally in addition to the authenticity criteria divided into different authenticity classes - be used to check the authenticity of banknotes.
  • In addition, in order to enable tracing of paid counterfeits, characteristic data, e.g. Printed images and / or serial numbers, to the banknotes deposited together with data to the depositor, e.g. Account number and / or personal identification number (PIN), are stored together in the control device 31. If a banknote is detected as a counterfeit in the central checking device 35, characteristic data, e.g. Print images and / or serial numbers, the banknote transmitted to the control device 31. There can be identified by comparing the stored with the transmitted data of the depositor of the counterfeit bill. The control unit 31 can either be installed inside the commercial bank 39 as shown or outside of it, for example at a central service provider.
  • This in FIG. 3 The illustrated system exemplifies the application of the inventive method in the authentication of banknotes to a deposit machine of a commercial bank. In principle, however, the authenticity check can also take place in a banknote processing machine in which banknotes-for example, after payment at the counter of a commercial bank-are entered by an employee for checking and / or sorting. The authenticity check and the subsequent procedure during sorting, re-issuing and / or forwarding for checking in a central bank are carried out analogously.
  • The method for checking the authenticity or the device for checking the authenticity can also have the following features:
  1. a) A method for checking the authenticity of documents, in which a document (10) is checked on the basis of authenticity criteria, characterized in that
    • at least two different authenticity classes each having one or more authenticity criteria are provided, wherein the individual authenticity classes differ from one another in at least one authenticity criterion,
    • an authenticity class from the different authenticity classes is selected and the document (10) is checked on the basis of the authenticity criteria of the selected authenticity class, and
    • the document (10) is assigned the selected authenticity class if its authenticity criteria are met by the document (10).
  2. b) Method according to paragraph a), characterized in that if the authenticity criteria of the selected authenticity class are not met, a further authenticity class is selected and the authenticity check is repeated on the basis of the authenticity criteria of the selected further authenticity class.
  3. c) Method according to one of the preceding paragraphs, characterized in that the state and / or the denomination of the document (10) is determined and then the selection of the authenticity class depending on the state and / or the denomination of the document (10).
  4. d) Method according to paragraph c), characterized in that the state of the document (10) is classifiable into state classes, the document (10) is assigned a condition class corresponding to the state, and the selection of the authenticity class for the authenticity check of the document (10) is dependent the condition class assigned to the document (10) takes place.
  5. e) Method according to one of the preceding paragraphs, characterized in that the individual documents (10) are sorted according to the respective assigned authenticity class.
  6. f) Method according to paragraph e), characterized in that the individual documents (10) are additionally sorted according to their state, optionally their condition class, and / or their denomination.
  7. g) Method according to one of the paragraphs e) or f), characterized in that the documents (10) are sorted and thereby divided into one or more sorting classes, wherein in a first sorting class those documents (10) are classified, the one very good (ATM-fit) state, which has been assigned a certain authenticity class and which are in a desired location and / or belong to a desired denomination.
  8. h) Method according to paragraph g), characterized in that in a second sorting class those documents (10) are assigned to which none of the authenticity classes has been assigned and / or are not in the desired location and / or do not belong to a desired denomination.
  9. i) Method according to paragraph h), characterized in that in a third sorting class all remaining documents (10) are divided, which are not divided into the first or second sorting class.
  10. j) Method according to one of paragraphs g) to i), characterized in that the documents (10) subdivided into the first sorting class are provided for further direct use.
  11. k) Method according to one of the paragraphs i) to j), characterized in that the divided into the third sort class documents (10) are passed to a test device (35) and there a further authenticity test, in particular on the basis of further authenticity criteria subjected.
  12. l) method according to paragraph k), characterized in that those of the central checking device (35) checked documents (10) are provided for further use, which have a good (fit) or very good (ATM-fit) state and meet the authenticity criteria of the authenticity check in the central test unit (35).
  13. m) Method according to one of the above paragraphs, characterized in that the documents (10) are entered by a depositor and supplied to the authenticity check and that the depositor identifying data and characteristic data of the input documents (10) are stored together.
  14. n) A method for checking the authenticity of documents, in particular according to one of the above paragraphs, in which a document (10) is checked on the basis of authenticity criteria and the document (10) as genuine is classified, if the authenticity criteria are met, characterized in that at least a part of the genuineness criteria used for the authenticity check is determined on the basis of forged document (10).
  15. o) Method according to paragraph n), characterized in that the authenticity check is carried out in a test station (30) and the determination of at least part of the authenticity criteria used in the test station (30) authenticity criteria based on forged documents (10) in a control device (31 ) he follows.
  16. p) Method according to paragraph o), characterized in that information about the authenticity criteria determined on the basis of forged documents (10) is transmitted from the control device (31) to the test station (30).
  17. q) Method according to paragraph p), characterized in that the information transmitted by the control device (31) to the test station (30) relate to characteristic differences between a counterfeit document and a genuine document (10).
  18. r) apparatus for checking the authenticity of documents, in particular banknotes, securities or security documents, with
    • at least one measuring device (15) for measuring at least one authenticity feature on a document to be tested (10) and
    • at least one evaluation device (16) for checking the measured authenticity feature on the basis of authenticity criteria, characterized in that the evaluation device (16) for checking the authenticity of the document (10) on the basis of authenticity criteria one of several different authenticity classes selected authenticity class is formed, wherein
    • the authenticity classes each comprise one or more authenticity criteria and differ from one another in at least one authenticity criterion, and
    • the document (10) is assigned the selected authenticity class if its authenticity criteria are met by the document (10).
  19. s) Device according to paragraph r), characterized in that the measuring device (15) for measuring at least one state feature which characterizes the state of a document to be tested (10) is formed and the evaluation device (16) for determining the state of the document (10) is formed from the measured state feature and for selecting the authenticity class depending on the particular state of the document (10).
  20. t) Device according to one of the paragraphs r) to s), characterized in that an output device (12) for output according to their authenticity class and / or their condition and / or their denomination sorted documents (10) is provided.
  21. u) apparatus for checking the authenticity of documents, in particular banknotes, securities or security documents, with
    • at least one measuring device (15) for measuring at least one authenticity feature on a document to be tested (10) and
    • at least one evaluation device (16) for checking the measured authenticity feature on the basis of authenticity criteria, characterized in that the evaluation device (16) for checking the authenticity of the document (10) is formed on the basis of authenticity criteria, which were determined on the basis of forged document (10).
  22. v) Device according to paragraph u), characterized in that a control device (31) is provided which is designed to determine the authenticity criteria based on forged document (10) and from which information on the basis of forged documents (10) ascertained authenticity criteria to the Evaluation device (16) are transferable.

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  1. Procedure for tracing paid-in counterfeits, in which:
    - characteristic data on the banknotes paid in together with data on the depositor of the banknotes are stored in a control device (31), and
    - If a banknote is recognized as a counterfeit in a central checking device (35), the characteristic data of the banknote are transmitted to the control device (31) and identified there by comparing the stored with the transmitted data of the payers of the counterfeit banknote.
  2. A method according to claim 1, characterized in that the banknotes are paid by the depositor at a commercial bank (39), in particular at the terminal of a self-service recycling machine.
  3. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the characteristic data for the banknotes deposited contain printed images of the banknotes deposited.
  4. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the banknotes that have been paid in are checked for authenticity in a test station (30).
  5. A method according to claim 4, characterized in that the checking station (30) in which the paid-in banknotes are authenticated is a checking station (30) of a commercial bank (39) in which the banknotes are paid in.
  6. A method according to claim 4, characterized in that the authenticity check of the paid-in banknotes takes place in a bank-note processing machine in which the paid-in banknotes are entered by an employee for checking and / or sorting.
  7. Method according to one of Claims 4 to 6, characterized in that , when the banknotes, when tested for authenticity, do not satisfy the very strict authenticity criteria for an immediate further issue of the banknotes, the banknotes are fed to the central checking device (35) for another To be subjected to authenticity testing.
  8. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the data to the depositor of the banknotes contain an account number and / or a personal identification number (PIN).
  9. Method according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the control unit (31) is installed inside a commercial bank (39) in which the banknotes are paid in or in that the control unit (31) is located outside a commercial bank (39) in which the banknotes are paid in, wherein the control unit (31) is installed, for example, at a central service provider.
  10. A system for processing paid-in banknotes, which enables a tracing of counterfeited counterfeits, comprising:
    - A control device (31) which is adapted to be stored in the control device characteristic data on the paid-in banknotes together with data to the depositor of the banknotes, and
    a central checking device (35), which is designed to transmit characteristic data of the banknote to the control device (31) if a banknote is recognized as a forgery, wherein the control device (31) is designed to compare the stored data with the transmitted data to identify the depositor of the counterfeit bill.
  11. A system according to claim 10, characterized in that the characteristic data on the banknotes deposited contain printed images of the banknotes deposited.
  12. System according to one of claims 10 to 11, characterized by a test station (30), which is designed so that the banknotes that have been paid in are checked for authenticity in the test station (30).
  13. A system according to claim 12, characterized in that the inspection station (30) is a checking station (30) of a commercial bank (39) in which the banknotes are paid in.
  14. A system according to any one of claims 10 to 13, wherein, when the banknotes, when checked for authenticity in the inspection station (30), do not satisfy the very strict authenticity criteria for immediate further dispensing of the banknotes, the banknotes of the central inspection facility (35) to be subjected to another authentication test.
  15. System according to one of claims 10 to 14, characterized in that the control unit (31) is installed inside a commercial bank (39) in which the banknotes are paid in or in that the control unit (31) is located outside a commercial bank (39) at which the banknotes are paid in, the control unit (31) being installed, for example, at a central service provider.
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