How To Make A Counterfeit Detection System
Learning how to make a counterfeit detection system for the bills you encounter is not as hard as it may seem. If you want to keep your hands on the real bills and turn down the fakes, you must be ready and willing to set up the system. Read on to learn how to create a counterfeit protection system for your cash.
Things you'll need for a basic counterfeit detection system:
- Detection pens
- Knowledgeable staff
- Training employees who will handle cash. The best defense against counterfeit cash is often the human eye. Most counterfeits have some kind of a defect that can be spotted with the human eye. Train your employees to look for bills that are smaller or larger than the regular size, bills that feel too thin or have the incorrect color ink, and bills that have poor quality images or incorrect spelling and images. Also train employees to look for any obvious defects in the bills that may be used to explain these issues. Train them to examine the threads in the document or security strips, depending on the age of the bill. Be sure to show them what a proper strip and threads look like.
- Get detection pens. These pens are easy to purchase at any office supply store. They are also relatively inexpensive. The pen's ink changes color in the presence of a false bill. Make their use a must in your shop for any bill over $10. Reject a bill that fails for any reason.
- Look at checks carefully. A counterfeit check will often be printed on paper that just feels wrong. Look for several of the markers of a legit check, such as a check number, printed name and address of the bearer and bank information. Next, check the numbers. There should be two sets of them at the bottom, an account number and a routing number. This is always a nine digit number; anything more or less and you're looking at a phoney. A bogus check can be a lot harder to spot, so it may be worth talking to your bank to get some more in-depth training.
These steps should help you spot a counterfeit any day of the week.