Counterfeit Money Continues To Plague Businesses

Released on = December 7, 2005, 11:01 am

Press Release Author = David Stuart / ABC Office

Industry = Retail

Press Release Summary = Counterfeit money can cost businesses a lot of green. Simple
counterfeit detectors can keep businesses out of the red.

Press Release Body = KAYSVILLE, Utah, December 7, 2005 - Chances are you know
somebody who has been a victim of counterfeit money. Many times it looks real and
feels real, but was printed on a high-resolution printer on a bleached five-dollar
bill. The United States continues to modify its currency, making it harder for
thieves to counterfeit bills. The U.S. will release a new ten-dollar bill on March
2, 2006 to try and further combat this ongoing problem. Counterfeit detectors are
now available that will detect all counterfeit detection properties built into
current U.S. currency. ABC Office now has a guide designed to help businesses and
retailers know what to look for.

ABC Office, in an effort to fight this growing problem, now offers a free
counterfeit detection guide
( The guide answers
many common questions and includes a glossary and FAQ section. ABC Office offers a
variety of counterfeit detectors. A complete list of the different styles and
designs of detectors can be found here:

The three most common types of counterfeit detectors are UV (ultraviolet), WM
(watermark) and MG (magnetic). UV detectors have a dark light that makes built-in
features in tangible currency light up and appear yellowish green. Watermark
detectors have a built-in light that allows users to see watermarks such as a face.
MG detectors detect magnetic ink that is in U.S. currency. When a bill is slid over
the MG detector, a light or other indicator will let the user know if it is
authentic or fake.

Another popular type of counterfeit detector is the pen detector that uses a
chemical solution that uses coloration to determine the authenticity of a bill.
Magnifiers are also used to visually detect tiny lettering and features of bills.
Most printers are incapable of printing a completely accurate bill. One of the most
popular methods of creating counterfeit money is bleaching a five-dollar bill and
printing a 50 or 100-dollar bill on it. This will show as legitimate money for some
detectors. It is recommended to use a combination of counterfeit detection measures
to ensure 100 percent accuracy.

Grocery stores, malls, retail outlets and more commonly use counterfeit detectors.
It is recommended to use a counterfeit detector anywhere money is handled. By using
a detector, most businesses can cut counterfeit money down by more than half and in
many cases almost completely eliminate it. The end result depends entirely on how
sophisticated the money detector is.

For further information, please contact David Stuart, Marketing Supervisor of ABC
Office, 1-800-658-8788,


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Contact Details = ABC Office
P.O. Box 829
Kaysville, UT 84037

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