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Counterfeit Investigations

The threat of counterfeit U.S. currency to the financial system of the United States continues to evolve. Advances in technology, the availability of scanning and printing devices and the adoption of the U.S. dollar by nations as their legal tender have exacerbated the global threat.


Report Counterfeit Currency

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Report suspected counterfeit currency to your local authorities. Law enforcement agencies, banks and cash processors will submit suspected counterfeit currency to the Secret Service through our USDollars website.

Our investigations continue to address counterfeit, which still undermines confidence in the U.S. dollar, but it is credit card fraud, wire and bank fraud, computer network breaches, ransomware, and other cyber-enabled financial crimes, that have become the focus of much of the Secret Service investigative work.
To counter criminal threats to U.S. currency, we focus on strategic international investigations targeting counterfeiters and their distribution networks.

Global Reach

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To counter threats, we focus on strategic international investigations targeting counterfeiters and their distribution networks. We have also initiated a comprehensive international forensic counterfeit detection training program for banks and law enforcement agencies overseas.


Benefits of Using USDollars

We created the USDollars website to educate banks and industry professionals about the security features of U.S. paper currency, as well as report and send suspected counterfeit notes.


Step by step instructions for reporting and sending suspected counterfeit notes to us.


Flexibility to either send us individual or multiple suspected counterfeit notes.


Ability to receive information from us when the suspected counterfeit notes are received.


Ability to track status of suspected counterfeit notes, to include when we return notes determined to be genuine.


Ability to query and generate reports of suspected counterfeit notes sent to us.


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