Detection of Documents Forgery and Currency Counterfeiting

Why Attend

There is no doubt that Document Forgery and Banknote Counterfeiting are serious crimes. Counterfeiting has become a major worry for the business sector in general, and the banking industry in particular. The reasons for this are the radical developments in technology that have moved these crimes from individual actions to organized work practiced by international organized criminal networks, as well as the massive losses caused by these crimes in the banking sector, which has - according to the most recent statistics - become the second major cause of bank losses in Africa and the world at large. Pib Knowledge uses variety of modern training techniques incorporating participation training methods to motivate trainees to express their ideas and to take an active role in the process of training and learning to benefit from their professional experiences and develop their skills. • The most important methods • Lecture / Presentation. • Work Groups. • Exercises & Case Study. • Playing Roles & Videos. • Brain Storming. • Activities and Training Games.

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Course Objectives

  • After completing this course, participant should be able to:
  • • Developing participants’ skills to recognize the characteristics of authentic and genuine banknotes, documents and signatures as well as detecting the counterfeited banknotes and forged documents and signatures utilizing their personal abilities and capabilities in line with the nature of the banking business.
  • • Equipping participants with the required regulations and procedure to follow and apply in case of suspecting forgery & counterfeiting and what to do in light of internal policies & regulations and Bank of Ghana Rules & Regulations.
  • • Training participants on using modern scientific equipment and tools available in the bank to detect document forgery and banknote counterfeiting.
  • • Maintaining the Banks positive image, its customers’ confidence, and protecting it from direct and indirect financial losses, as well as non-financial ones, resulting from counterfeiting and forgery crimes

Target Audience

• All staff in banking sector including the central bank who deals with or handles cash, checks, documents, signatures and / or in direct contact with customers in frontlines.
• All Staff working in Money Exchange and remittance Companies

Part 1: Detection of Document Forgery & Falsification 

Module 1: Introduction to Forgery and falsification of Documents 

  • Introduction
  • Economical aspects of Forge & Counterfeiting
  • Legal aspects of Forge & Counterfeiting
  • Documents:
    • Document concept & types
    • Components and Characteristics
  • Material components of documents
  • Moral components of documents
  • Security Features in Documents with special focus on Checks


  • Forgery concept & definition
  • Elements of the Forgery Crime
  • Characteristics of Forgery Crime



Module 2: Detection of Forgeries and Falsified Documents 

  • Types of Forgery & falsification
  • Material & Moral Forgery
  • Full & Partial Forgery


  • Different techniques of Partial Forgery in Banking and detecting them
  • Manual Erasure
  • Chemical Erasure
  • Obliteration & Effacement
  • Insertion
  • Paper Substitution
  • Photo Substitution


  • Handwriting Forgery & Falsification
  • What is handwriting and its importance in banking
  • Theory of Handwriting Individualism and its applications in detecting forgery & falsification
  • Analyzing the unique characteristics of handwriting


Module 3: Signature & Stamp Forgery 

A) - Signature Forgery & Detection 

  • Signatures; concept & definitions
  • Types of signatures used in Banking and characteristics of each
  • Methods of Signature Forgery & Detection
  • Simulation
  • Direct & Indirect Transition
  • Random forgery


B) -Stamp Forgery & Detection

  • Stamps; concept & definitions
  • Types of Stamps used in Banking and characteristics of each
  • Methods of Stamp forgery & Detection
  • Simulation
  • Direct & Indirect Transition
  • Stamp Counterfeiting


C) Using Computer Printers in Forgery & Falsification 

  • Types of computers printers used in Forgery
  • Inkjet Printers
  • Laser Printers
  • Characteristics of each printer’s output and how to detect it


Part 2: Detection of Banknote Forgery & Counterfeiting 

Module 1: Introduction to Banknote Forgery & falsification 

  • Introduction
  • Counterfeiting concept & definition
  • Characteristics of Counterfeiting Crime
  • Combating banknote counterfeiting crime: means & techniques


Module 2: Detecting Banknote Counterfeiting 

  • Material Components of Banknotes
  • Paper of genuine banknotes and its features
  • Inks of genuine banknotes and its features
  • Design and printing techniques of genuine banknotes and its features
  • Security features of genuine banknotes and its features


Banknotes Forgery & Counterfeiting Techniques 

  • Simulation
  • Printing Press
  • Photocopiers & computer printers



Module 3: Laboratories on Banknote 

  • Practical study & examination for genuine and fake banknotes using hand, eye and tools &
  • equipment focusing on:
  • Ghana Cedis
  • US Dollars
  • Euros
  • Pounds

Step 1: Select Prefered Schedule

Date Fee (GHS)

Step 2: Choose Registration Type