Posts Tagged ‘Counterfeit Bill Detectors’

Top 10 Best Counterfeit Bill Detectors for 2013

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Best Counterfeit Bill DetectorsIf you run, own or manage a business that handles a lot of cash on a daily basis, especially high value bills, you really should be using a counterfeit bill detector (found here). These devices are designed to catch some of the best “fakes” out there and are remarkably affordable. Considering how much money they could potentially save you, I recommend that most businesses use them, especially considering that some cost less that $10.

Counterfeit bill detectors are designed to let you know whether or not a bill is legitimate or not. Counterfeiting methods are numerous and many people out there want to take advantage of you. Most modern counterfeit detectors take advantage of three tools to catch fake bills dead in their tracks. These features are:

  • UV – Ultraviolet lights and scanners can detect special strips in bills that light up greenish yellow under a UV light. These types of bill detectors can be as simple as a handheld light or as complex as a computer-powered device that can sense these features. Here is more information on UV detection. You can find the location of each of these UV strips by going here. The location varies depending on the value of the bill.
  • MG – Legitimate bills use magnetic ink in strategic spots. This ink can be detected by special magnetic sensors built into many counterfeit detectors. Capabilities range from manually sliding the surface of the bill over a scanner to high-end bill counters that can scan hundreds of bills a minute. You can read more about MG detection here.
  • WM – Have you ever held a bill up to a light in order to see the face of an individual? This is what’s referred to as a watermark. These watermarks are only visible when held up to a backlight source. Many counterfeit detectors include a powerful light that the bill can be laid on top of for easy viewing.

Having dealt with and sold many counterfeit detectors over the years, I have come up with a list of some of the best models available. I would like to list these in this article. These counterfeit detectors are listed by price. I will cover their pros and their cons.

Top 10 Best Counterfeit Bill Detectors for the Money

  1. MD-118 FL Portable UV Detector (found here) – As of this article, the MD-118 FL costs less than $10. It is battery powered and uses a UV light that can easily be held over bills for fast and affordable UV detection. It can easily fit in a pocket and is very portable.  Because it uses batteries, it can be used just about anywhere.
  2. ABC 100 Counterfeit DetectorABC 100 Counterfeit Bill Detector (found here) – This model is also a UV detector, but includes a cover that helps to block out light, making UV detection even easier. A switch also allows a white backlight to be turned on for easy watermark detection. This model is extremely affordable and can be used on any desk or table. It can also fit in almost any cupboard or drawer for storage.
  3. https://www.abcoffice.com/images/abc95_t.jpgABC-95 Counterfeit Detector (found here) – This counterfeit detector includes a UV light, a white backlight, a counterfeit detection pen, a magnifying glass and a magnetic ink scanner. Each of these tools can be used on a bill to verify its authenticity. While this is a manually operated machine, it should catch just about anything.
  4. ABC-75 Counterfeit Bill Station (found here) – This is one of our most popular models. It includes a built-in magnifying glass, a UV scanner, a white light backlight for watermarks and includes a built-in magnetic ink scanner. Everything is built into the device and there are no separate tools that could be lost.  This station conveniently sits on just about any desk or table and is very easy to use.
  5. Cassida SmartCheck Counterfeit DetectorCassida SmartCheck (found here) – This is an excellent machine to have on hand if you need something that is extremely fast. It can be used to verify bills, IDs, credit cards and other UV identifiable items. The bill can simply be swiped through without any visual observation required. A separate UV light can be used for visual authentication as well.
  6. ABC 1150 Ultra Bill Counter (found here) – This is a bill counter that includes magnetic and ultraviolet counterfeit detection. Incorporating both technologies, this bill counter can count and scan bills for counterfeit properties at a speed of 1,000 bills a minute. This is a remarkable piece of technology and is extremely affordable. This is an excellent detector to have if you need to verify a lot of bills at once in a short period of time.
  7. Cashscan Model 1800 Bill Scanner (found here) – If you want to remove human error from the equation, the Model 1800 is an excellent counterfeit detector. This machine is as easy as inserting a bill and having the machine pull it in and scan it. A red light means the bill is fake, a green light means it is legitimate. This works with the new $100 bills.
  8. Cassida 2200 Bill Detector (found here) – This bill detector incorporates UV detection, MG detection and infrared (IR) detection that is visible on a built-in screen. The bill’s IR image is transmitted to a built-in monitor, making the IR properties easy to visually identify. The tower design means this detector has a small footprint and takes up very little space.
  9. Cassida 3300 Automatic Counterfeit Detector (found here) – This bill counter uses UV and MG detection without any visual involvement by the operator. This cuts out the element of human error. This bill scanner verifies magnetic marks, Infrared security marks and ultraviolet marks. It also works with the new $100 bills. A built in LCD screen lets you know in a second if the bill is real and it will display the denominational value on the screen. This counter is extremely compact
  10. Cashscan Ultrascan 2600 (found here) – This is another no-nonsense counterfeit bill scanner. You simply insert your bill, the machine pulls it in, scans it and lets you know if it is legitimate or not. It has been used with 100 of the most common counterfeit “supernotes” and catches them all. This is one of the most accurate and efficient counterfeit bill detectors out there. It will provide you with the denominational value of the bill, quantity of authentic notes and the total dollar value of the notes.

As you can see, we offer a lot of counterfeit bill detectors. You can find our entire selection here. We have decades of experience with these machines, so please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 with any counterfeit bill questions. We would love to help you out.

Are Counterfeit Money Detectors Fool Proof?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Counterfeit Bill ScannerIf you are trying to stop counterfeit detection dead in its tracks, there are several tools available to help you achieve this. One question that you may be thinking is, “Are counterfeit money detectors (found here) totally fool proof?” There are many answers to this question and a lot of it depends on the technology you are using. Here are a few tips that may help you out.

To begin with, you should know that counterfeiters are constantly coming up with new and creative ways to fool the system. This should come as no surprise. High-definition printers, bleaching techniques and more make keeping ahead of the curve more and more difficult. While the U.S. government is releasing bills that make counterfeiting more difficult, manufacturers of counterfeit bill detectors are also getting more creative.

I would like to first cover common methods for counterfeiting money and then cover the various types of counterfeit bill detectors you may want to use.

What are the most common methods of counterfeiting money?

  • Copy Machine – This is very easy to detect, but on a dark or low lit room, a bill printed on a copy machine may still fly. This becomes more difficult when printed on paper with a similar color and texture to real bill paper.
  • Computer Printer (Laser or Inkjet) – This is one of the most common methods of counterfeiting bills. Full-color high definition printers can produce convincing copies.
  • Printing Press – This is far more sophisticated and is uncommon with the availability of cheap printers. Rogue countries will sometimes use sophisticated printing presses to counterfeit US bills.
  • Bleaching – People will bleach lower denomination bills and re-print it with a higher value. This is the method is very common and will fool some counterfeit detectors.

Bill Counter with Counterfeit ScanningTypes of Counterfeit Detectors

  • Pen – The counterfeit pen uses ink that reacts with starch found in normal paper. This will cause a dark mark to appear on counterfeit bills, where it appears clear on legitimate money. This format, however, will not work with bleached bills. This is not 100% accurate.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) – UV detection uses a black light to illuminate a strip found in real US currency. The strip is located in different places, depending on the denominational value. You can see where these strips are located by going here. If you are visually checking a counterfeit bill, this method is almost 100% accurate. Machines that automatically scan bills for UV properties may still be tricked by bleached bills.
  • Magnetic (MG) – This method of counterfeit detection checks certain places on the bill for magnetic ink. A bill that has been copied on standard paper will not have magnetic ink. Even bills that have been bleached will loose their magnetic ink properties. This method is almost 100% accurate.
  • Watermark (WM) – Most bills have a watermark that can be seen with a backlight. Be sure the watermark that is displayed matches up with the corresponding portrait that is printed on the bill. While this method of counterfeit detection is extremely accurate, a bleached bill that has been reprinted may still have a portrait, just not a corresponding portrait.
  • Visual – There are several visual properties in a bill that can be detected by the naked eye, or by using a magnifying glass, to determine the authenticity of a bill.
  • Combination Detectors – Many detectors will incorporate UV and MG detection. Many automated bill counters will do this. A combination machine, that checks for multiple properties, will almost always catch counterfeit money.

At ABC Office we offer a great selection of counterfeit money detectors (found here) that can be used to catch fake bills before they become a problem. We also offer a wide selection of bill counters (found here) that are equipped with counterfeit bill scanners.

If you still have questions about the correct machine for your business, please feel free to speak with one of our experts by calling us at 1-800-658-8788.

What is MG Counterfeit Money Detection and How Does It Work?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

MG Counterfeit Bill DetectorCounterfeit bill detection is a necessary evil in a world where high-tech printers and ever-smarter criminals are producing counterfeit bills that can fool most people. Counterfeit money detectors, and many bill counters, help quickly catch counterfeit bills before it becomes a serious problem. I personally recommend any business that deals with tangible cash on a regular basis to use a counterfeit detector. One popular method for catching counterfeit bills is MG (magnetic) detection.

Legitimate US currency implements magnetic ink in strategic locations to help thwart counterfeiters. Many modern counterfeit money detectors, and most bill counters with counterfeit detection, will check for magnetic ink.

Most manual counterfeit money detectors require that you slide a bill over a magnetic sensor. If the bill is legitimate, it will usually audibly and visually indicate that it is real. The process takes just seconds and is faster than manual UV detection or counterfeit ink pen detection.

Magnetic Ink Found on Real US CurrencyMost modern bill counters, equipped with counterfeit money detection, will scan for UV (ultraviolet) and MG (magnetic) properties. These bill counters count bills at a speed of hundreds of bills per minute. As the bills are run through the machine, sensors scan the bill for magnetic properties. This is probably the fastest way to check a bill for counterfeit properties.

Is magnetic ink scanning 100% foolproof? While nothing is 100%, magnetic detection is very reliable. Bill bleaching, which can be a problem for some counterfeit detection methods, will typically ruin the magnetic ink properties, rendering the bill useless to counterfeiters.

Considering the reasonable cost of counterfeit bill detectors, with some MG scanners costing less than $30, I recommend investing in a solid machine. The savings in catching a counterfeit bill alone will make up for the cost of the machine.

Our ABC-75, at the time of this article, costs $41 and includes UV (ultraviolet) detection, WM (watermark) detection, MG (magnetic) detction and also includes a magnifying glass. This is a video demo of me using teh ABC-75, including the magnetic ink scanner:

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At ABC Office, we offer about 10 different counterfeit detectors (found here), which range from manual operation to automated operation. We also offer almost 2 dozen different bill counters (found here), with about half having counterfeit bill scanning capabilities.

We have over a decade of experience with counterfeit bill detectors, so please feel free to contact us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

What is UV Counterfeit Money Detection and How Does It Work?

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

If you have been shopping around for a bill counter or a counterfeit money detector, you have probably come across the phrase UV or ultraviolet. UV detection is an important part of verifying the authenticity of a bill. UV scanners are commonly used to detect counterfeit banknotes. The way UV detectors work is simple, yet very clever.

All US denominations, except the $1, have a UV stripe embedded in the banknotes paper / fabric. While it is visible with a back light, this stripe becomes illuminated when a UV light is held over it.

This shows you where the UV stripe is located on a $10:
Location of UV Stripe on $10 US Bill

We have a guide, found here, that shows you where the stripe is located on $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills. You will notice that the strip is located in different places, depending on the denomination. There is a good reason for this. One popular method for counterfeiting a bill is to use a real bill, say a $5, bleach it and reprint a higher denomination on that bill. If you are unaware of where the stripe is located, the bleached bill may pass a counterfeit detector.

UV Counterfeit Money Detector / ScannerUltraviolet (UV) counterfeit detectors come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are portable and require the operator to visually confirm the stripe, where others simply pull in the bills and use a sensor to scan them. While UV counterfeit detection isn’t 100% effective, it catches most counterfeit bills. Visual UV detectors catch just about everything, but SOME automated machines may be tricked by bleached bills. If you are using an automated counterfeit detector, I recommend you use one that implements several counterfeit detection measures.

Having used several types of manual UV counterfeit detectors, I do highly recommend using them indoors and if possible, in a darker setting. Direct sunlight or outdoor use is almost impossible with a manual UV scanner that requires visual verification.

This is a video of me using a very effective manual UV counterfeit detector (the ABC-75 found here):

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We offer a great selection of bill counters with UV counterfeit detection here and a great selection of stand-alone counterfeit detectors with UV capabilities here. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact one of our specialists at 1-800-658-8788. You can learn more about counterfeit detection by reading our guide found here.

Are You Prepared for the New $100 Bill?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Counterfeit Bill DetectorsCounterfeit money has always been a problem, and as a result, the U.S. government has spent over a decade producing a new $100. This new bill is packed full of useful features, which I will cover in this article. As a result of this new design, many counterfeit detectors will either need to be updated or they will become outdated. Cassida, one of our leading counterfeit detector manufacturers, is prepared for this new shift in currency, as I will also discuss in this article.

The new $100 bill has many features that currently exist in the older bill, however, a few additional things have been added. These are the counterfeit prevention features you will find in the new $100 bill:

  • 3-D Security Ribbon – A vertical blue ribbon, which goes through the middle of the bill, will change from bells to 100s as the bill is tilted back and forth. This ribbon is woven into the bill, not printed.
  • Bell in the Inkwell – A color-shifting bell, that sits in a copper inkwell, will change from copper to green as the bill is turned.
  • Portrait Watermark – A watermark of Benjamin Franklin is located on the right side of the bill. This watermark becomes visible when held in front of light.
  • Security Thread – A security thread, currently found on $100 bills, is laid vertically through the bill. This thread can be seen when placed in front of light and will glow under a UV light.
  • Color-Shifting 100 – A color-shifting number 100 is located in the bottom right corner of the $100 bill. This number will shift colors as the bill is tilted and moved around.

New $100 US Bill

These are just a few of the most obvious counterfeit detection measures incorporated into the new bill. Many other features, less prominent, are also included. This includes microprinting, raised printing, FW indicators, Federeal Reserve indicators, serial numbers, symbols of freedom (such as phrases from the Declaration of Independence and the quill the Founding Fathers used to sign the historic document), a large gold 100 on the back of the bill and much more.

As previously mentioned, over a decade of research as gone into making the new $100 counterfeit proof. While the new currency will begin circulating within the next year, older $100 bills will still be considered legal tender. You can read more about the new $100 bill here.

As new bills are released into circulation, older counterfeit detectors become deprecated and useless. Luckily, many manufacturers make their counterfeit detectors upgradeable via a software update. Cassida has updated their entire line of currency counters and counterfeit detectors to handle the new $100 bill in advance.

Cassida, a customer favorite, has been working with the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing since 2010 and completed calibration of all their machines in February 2011. This is a pretty huge advantage if you are in the market for either a counterfeit bill detector or a bill counter with counterfeit detection capabilities.

You can find our entire line of Cassida products here, our entire line of counterfeit bill detectors here and our entire line of bill counters here.

Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions regarding Cassida and the new $100 bill.

Fun & Interesting Facts About U.S. Money

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

A few months ago I wrote an article about how the U.S. government has seriously messed up the printing of the new $100 bill (found here). That article turned out to be pretty popular with our blog subscribers. Since we sell bill counters and counterfeit detectors, I thought it would be appropriate for me to point out a few additional interesting facts about modern U.S. currency.

I have gathered together many of these facts from my own knowledge on money, articles I have read and from a great article entitled “All About the Benjamins” written by Rachel Arndt with Fastcompany.com magazine.

Did You Know?

  • There are 4.42 billion more $1 bills in circulation than $100 bills.
  • The U.S. printed 26 million bills a day in 2009, equaling $907 million dollars.
  • Three of our currency denominations feature people who were never presidents. These are Benjamin Franklin ($100), Alexander Hamilton ($10) and Sacagawea ($1 coin).
  • About 1 in every 10,000 bills in current U.S. circulation is counterfeit.
  • About 90% of U.S. paper money has traces of cocaine on it.
  • In 1910 there was about $3.1 billion in currency circulation in the U.S. Today that amount is about $888.3 billion in circulation.
  • The $5 bill has the shortest lifespan of paper currencies, lasting about 16 months. The $100 bill has the longest lifespan at 73 months.
  • It costs 1.6 cents to produce a 1-cent coin.
  • The U.S. Mint ended up losing $2.2 million dollars making nickels and $19.8 million making pennies in 2009.
  • Even with all the credit and debit cards used today, 35% of all U.S. transactions are still made with cash.

Those are some pretty interesting facts. Even though only 1 in every 10,000 bills is counterfeit, this can vary from city to city and state to state. It is still a good idea to verify the authenticity of your bills by scanning them with a counterfeit bill detector. You can find our entire selection of counterfeit bill detectors here.

If you are a business that continues to conduct a lot of transactions using cash, you may be in need of a bill counter. At ABC Office we carry a huge selection of bill counters found here.

Do you know any fun or interesting facts about money? Feel free to post your thoughts and ideas in a comment!

Cassida 2200 Counterfeit Bill Detector & Scanner Review

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Cassida 2200 Counterfeit Bill Detector & ScannerThere are few things that can drop your spirits faster than discovering you’ve been duped by a fake bill.  Let’s face it, counterfeiters are getting better. Fake bills are harder to tell apart and methods that used to detect bills 10+ years ago aren’t catching everything. If you run or operate a business, you probably need a counterfeit bill detector. One solid model you should consider using is the Cassida 2200 counterfeit bill detector & scanner (found here). This is my review.

Cassida is well versed in money handling. They currently manufacture several different models of bill counters and coin counters. It should come as no surprise, with their years of experience, that Cassida would also make several reliable counterfeit detectors.

The Cassida 2200 counterfeit bill detector is designed for low to medium-volume use. While manual effort is involved to use the 2200, built-in technology cuts down on human error. When used correctly, the Cassida 2200 should catch just about any counterfeit bill out there.

The Model 2200 utilizes several different detection technologies. This includes infrared (IR), ultraviolet (UV), watermark (WM) and magnetic (MG) detection technologies. With the ability to combine all these different technologies, counterfeit bills don’t stand a chance.

The Cassida 2200 has a relatively small footprint, allowing it to be used at most desks and workstations. It only weighs in at 3 pounds, allowing it to be easily moved from one place to another.

The control interface on the Model 2200 is extremely easy to use and very little training is required to use this machine. Once it is up and running, it shouldn’t take more than a minute (at most) to determine a bill’s authenticity.

Using the Cassida 2200 is easy. Simply place a bill on the work surface. Once in place, a bill can be scanned using infrared detection technology. An IR image of the bill is sent to the build in monitor, highlighting the bill’s characteristics. This makes it easy to quickly point out counterfeit bills at a glance. Few modern counterfeit detectors feature infrared scanning technology.

As previously mentioned, the 2200 also has IR and WM technology. If you’re not satisfied with the IR scan, you can scan the bill for fluorescent UV marks and watermark properties. The UV and WM detectors are also great for checking the validity of checks, credit cards, ID card and more. UV scanning is done by a black light under the hood of the 2200 and the WM backlight is located on the base of the 2200.

The Cassida 2200 can also scan the magnetic ink properties of bills. This is done by rubbing the bill on a magnetic ink scanner located on the base of the 2200.

Overall the Cassida 2200 is very thorough. It implements the latest in counterfeit technology and is a must-have machine for low to medium-volume bill scanning. I feel confident in recommending this machine for use in most retail environments.

You can find the Cassida 2200 counterfeit bill detector & scanner here and our entire selection of counterfeit bill detectors here.

Feel free to speak with one of our counterfeit bill detection experts by calling toll-free at 1-800-658-8788. They should be able to answer any questions you may have.

Ultrascan 2600 Counterfeit Bill Detector Review

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Ultrascan 2600 Counterfeit Bill Detector from CashscanCounterfeit money is used every day and many retail stores and businesses have no idea. The only problem is that counterfeit money is worthless, and if you’re stuck with it, you could be out a lot of money. You should combat counterfeit money by using a counterfeit bill detector. One great model you should consider using is the Ultrascan Model 2600 counterfeit bill detector (found here) from Cashscan. This is my review.

Unlike many counterfeit bill detectors out there, the Ultrascan 2600 does most of the work. It is considered by many to be one of the best counterfeit bill detectors available. So why is this? I’ll go over a few of the features.

Weighing in at 3 pounds and measuring in at 8½” x 4½” x 3¼”, the Ultrascan is extremely portable. Simply put it in a bag and take it to where it’s needed. This also makes it easy to use near a cash register, in an office or at a Kiosk. It operates on 110 pr 220 volts, which can be switched back and forth on the adapter.

It is designed to scan one bill at a time with extreme precision. When a bill is inserted into the opening, it is pulled into the Ultrascan and scanned for counterfeit properties. A screen on the top of the machine will let you know if the bill is legitimate or counterfeit (green for real and red for fake). An audible alert will also let you know if the bill is fake.

A display, designed for bills printed in 1996 and later, will give you additional details about scanned bills. It will let you know the denomination of the bill, the total number of authentic bills and the total dollar value of authentic banknotes. This is a feature unique to only a few counterfeit bill detectors.

The Ultrascan is capable of detecting what’s called a supernote. Supernotes are counterfeit bills that are so complex that it is difficult for many counterfeit bill detectors to catch. The Ultrascan 2600 was tested against 100 of these sophisticated supernotes and was able to identify all as counterfeit with 100% accuracy.

One thing I really like about the Ultrascan 2600, other than being really easy to use, is that it can be upgraded to accommodate future releases of US currency. This means that it is future proof. Many counterfeit bill detectors can’t make that claim.

If you need a fast, accurate and foolproof way to scan and verify bills, the Ultrascan 2600 is a great way to go. Cashscan has been making counterfeit bill detectors for some time now and has developed a good reputation for making high-quality equipment.

You can find the Ultrascan Model 2600 counterfeit bill detector here. You can find our entire selection of counterfeit bill detectors here.

ABC 1150 Ultra Bill Counter Review

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

ABC 1150 Ultra Counterfeit Bill & Money DetectorDo you need to count large amounts of bills every day and also need the ability to verify that they are real? One bill counter that you may want to look at is the ABC 1150 Ultra bill counter & counterfeit detector (found here). I have used this bill counter on several occasions and this is my review.

In case you have never counted money by hand, the process can be dirty and extremely inaccurate. This being the case, there are still many people that count money by hand. This includes cashiers, nightclubs, restaurants, grocery stores and many others.

Bill counters are dead-on accurate and extremely fast. The ABC 1150 Ultra will finish in a few seconds what it would take a person several minutes to do. Simply drop the bills into the hopper and let the machine do the rest. It is that simple.

The ABC 1150 Ultra does not require any special setup. It has a few guides where you place the money in, but that’s about it. The hopper holds 200 new bills or 100 used bills. The motor runs at a speed of about 1,000 bills per minute.

This bill counter is extremely lightweight and portable. A convenient handle pulls out from the top of the machine, making it extremely easy to move. While it doesn’t run on batteries, it can be plugged into just about any standard wall outlet.

The ABC 1150 Ultra can do batch counting. This is great if you need to organize money into quantities of 50, 100 or another amount. The machine will count the desired number of bills, stop and then wait until the bills have been removed before starting back up.

One of the biggest plusses of the ABC 1150 Ultra is the counterfeit detection. This counter will scan each bill as it runs through the machine. It detects the bills for magnetic (MG) and ultraviolet (UV) properties. If a counterfeit bill is detected, the machine will stop, light up and give you an audible sound alerting you to the problem.

Be aware that the ABC 1150 Ultra is not a bill discriminator. This means it will tell you the total number of bills, but cannot distinguish the value difference between bills. Very few machines are capable of doing this and typically cost 15 to 20 times more.

As I previously mentioned, I have used this bill counter many times. It is extremely accurate. I have run the same stack through dozens of times in a row and it always give the exact same number every time. This bill counter has a great track record with our customers.

You can find the ABC 1150 Ultra bill counter & counterfeit detector here. You can find our entire selection of money and bill counters here.

Cashscan Model 1800 Counterfeit Bill Detector Review

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Are you tired of trying to catch counterfeit money using methods that may not be 100% accurate? If you need a new counterfeit detector, you may want to consider using the Cashscan Model 1800 counterfeit bill detector (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

Counterfeit money continues to grow throughout the United Sates. Digital imaging and printing technologies now make it easier than ever to pass off a fake bill as real. The best way to combat this issue is with a counterfeit detector.

Not all counterfeit bill detectors are created equal. Many machines leave the results up to the operator, which can be subject to error. This is where the Cashcan Model 1800 really passes the competition.

The Cashscan is designed to scan the magnetic properties of bills. Legitimate U.S. currency implements magnetic ink technology. The Cashscan does this and the results are very easy to read. The Cashscan 1800 is also upgradable to be compatible with future bill releases.

Simply take your bill, place it in one end of the Cashscan, and it comes out the other end. The machine will give you a green light if the bill passes the test, and a red light if it fails. The red light is accompanied by an audible sound. This leaves little room for misinterpretation.

The Cashscan is very portable. It can be plugged into the wall, but is also capable of running on six “AA” batteries. This means the Cashscan can be taken to kiosks, fairs, outdoor events and other activities. It can also easily be used in just about any store.

When I used the Cashscan it worked very well and the build quality seemed to be nice. The machine runs very fast.

You can find the Cashscan Model 1800 counterfeit bill detector here. If you feel you may need even more detection than just magnetic ink, the Ultrascan Model 2600 which uses several detection methods. You can find the Ultrascan Model 2600 here. You can find our entire selection of counterfeit detection machines here.

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