Countering Counterfeit Currency

Countering Counterfeit Currency

It is estimated by the U.S. Secret Service, the federal agency responsible for protecting the U.S. currency, that prior to the adoption of a national currency in 1963 up to one-third of the currency in circulation was counterfeit.

Today, while 90% of all known counterfeit currency is seized before it reaches circulation, combating counterfeiting remains core to persevering the integrity of the nation’s money.

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After security breaches, is cash king?

After recent high-profile security breaches at major retail stores like Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s, millions of consumers are left wondering if they should return to using cash instead of credit and debit cards, as well as other cash-free customer payment systems. But, in an increasingly technology-driven society, will security threats make cash king? Not necessarily.
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How to Protect Your Credit

With the amount of financial data circulating online, it has gotten easier for people to gain unauthorized access to your personal information. But it is also easier than ever to use online tools to protect yourself, and credit checks are a great place to start. With regular credit checks, you can spot identity theft, get ready for a large purchase that depends on your credit report, and maintain good credit by periodically verifying the accuracy of your report.
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