Counterfeit Cop History
DETECTS: Ultra Violet markings such as: Watermarks, Security Threads and Holograms
The Counterfeit Cop ™ was designed by two retired United States CIA Agents who recognized the need for an effective approach to identifying counterfeit money.
In 1996, to counteract increased counterfeiting, the US Treasury launched a redesigned currency. This currency made use of a covert UV security thread that was difficult to duplicate. In 2002, the U.S. Treasury Department announced plans to add additional security features, due to the dramatic rise in counterfeiting.
Two CIA agents recognized that the ability to identify counterfeit money was going to be the key to taking advantage of these new security measures. They felt it was important, that a simple to use device be developed to offer users a fast method for testing documents.
After years of research and developing prototypes the product was launched and aptly named "Counterfeit Cop ™."
Immediately, distributors were identified and businesses and security organizations worldwide began implementing this inexpensive device to identify fraudulent documents. Today many businesses appreciate having an effective tool to check currency and other documents.
In the aftermath of 9/11, the United States is more security conscious and many organizations are using the "Counterfeit Cop ™" to detect fraudulent Drivers License, Passports and Visas.