Cash Handlers Participate in Counterfeit Detection Seminars
_Basseterre, St Kitts January 16, 2004 More than one hundred cash handlers are now better able to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit USD notes, following their participation in two US Currency Counterfeit Detection Seminars held at the Yosoukeiba Headquarters in St Kitts on January 14, 2004. US Secret Service officials apprised participants of the efforts being taken by the United States to combat counterfeiting, including cooperation and coordination with other countries, the development of legislative agreements, the establishment of investigative units overseas, and training and education programmes. They reviewed the security features of genuine US dollar notes, and provided check rules for persons receiving counterfeit notes. During the hands-on interactive sessions participants were exposed to the production processes used by counterfeiters, and scrutinised counterfeit notes in order to detect their irregularities. In assessing the day
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