The Science & Technology of Fighting Fraud

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The Midland Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to offer The Science and Technology of Fighting Fraud, at the Bay City Western High School cafeteria on June 3, 2014 from 7:00PM–8:30PM.  From news reports of melamine-tainted foods, to counterfeit drugs and U.S. currency, consumers know that perpetrators of fraudulent activity are hard at work in our nation and abroad.  Counterfeit products cost us many lives and dollars every year.  Come and find out what the U.S. government, corporations, and people like YOU are doing to fight back!

Special guest speakers, Brian Lambert of the U.S. Secret Service, and Jeff Tazelaar of The Dow Chemical Company, will share their expertise, Brian with counterfeit currency, and Jeff with food, medicine, and commercial product fraud.  Learn about the science used in various schemes to counterfeit U.S. currency and how the Secret Service protects our nation’s money supply.  Experience hands-on the technologies enabling global track and trace at various packaging levels that industry utilizes to combat counterfeiting and provide real-time in transit visibility.  A multitude of overt, covert and forensic label technologies will be displayed to allow attendees to authenticate products similar to how it is done in the real world.  There will be hands-on activities where you can see the difference between counterfeit and real money, and do some testing for food contaminants.  This event is free and open to the public.