Fraud Prevention Blog

Counterfeit money is stopped, by Santa Claus!

Posted by Gary Satanovsky on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 @ 09:33 AM

Topics: counterfeit news, counterfeit money

Detecting Counterfeit Money: Washed Note Counterfeits

Posted by Sean Trundy on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 @ 08:58 AM

A few days ago, I typed the words “Washed $100 Bill” into Google News, and below is the first page of results.  There were counterfeit money stories in newspapers and other publications from all around the U.S.  In fact, in December, alone, through 16 days, there were 37 separate news stories on the topic featuring the words “wash” and “$100”.

Topics: counterfeit news, counterfeit money, fake money, currency news

Time Magazine - Peru is World's Counterfeit Currency Capital

Posted by Sean Trundy on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

In an interesting Nov 25th article in Time Magazine, author Lucien Chauvin describes how Peru has become the leading supplier of counterfeit currency in the world. 

Topics: counterfeit news, counterfeit money, fake money, counterfeit fraud

Counterfeit Money Detection is a Matter of National Security

Posted by Gary Satanovsky on Wed, Aug 18, 2010 @ 01:24 PM

It has been somewhat of an open secret that North Korea is the single biggest manufacturer of American dollar “supernotes” - $100 bills so perfectly replicated, they can be mistaken for the real thing by all but the most professional of observers. North Korea began their operations well over a decade ago, yet it has only been in recent years that we started to see the full extent of these counterfeiting efforts and the grave and growing danger it represents to the U.S.

Topics: counterfeit news, counterfeit fraud

Counterfeit Money: Will Fraudsters be able to Counterfeit the New $100?

Posted by Jimmy Aitchison on Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 02:05 PM

For years, fraudsters have been efficiently producing credible counterfeit money using nothing more than over the counter materials and basic home-publishing equipment.

Topics: counterfeit news, counterfeit money, fake money