Catch Frauds is the perfect system to reliably verify the authenticity of U.S., Canadian and Mexican Currency. Identification of bad bills and fake ID is easy with Catch Frauds.

Using a high power UV source emphasizes the unique UV markers and hidden watermarks in currency. It is also effective for checking Government documents such as drivers licenses and passports that contain hidden UV Markers.

Genuine currency issued by the US Treasury has a strip that fluoresces under UV light. Unseen by the naked eye, the location and color of this strip indicates a bill's genuine denomination. This allows quick detection of a "genuine" dollar bill that has been fraudulently reprinted to pass as a $20, $50 or $100 bill !

Note: the Mexican Peso and Canadian dollars also have hidden UV markers.

Catch Fraud's pass through design lets you quickly and discreetly authenticate bills even when customers are waiting in line. You can also use the Watermark detection feature as an additional way to verify a suspect bill. The WATERMARK is an imbedded image of the President's portrait on the right hand side of the bill.

Many businesses use "currency pens" that detect the type of paper a bill is printed on by a simple litmus test. While this catches some photocopies, when forgeries are printed on washed "genuine currency paper" pens are simply unreliable.

The U.S. Bills below show the proper UV strip color and location. If in doubt, please visit the US treasury web at

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Catch Frauds tests counterfeits with UV and Watermark