History Facts · The Secret Service

Catching a Counterfeiter – The Other Side

This week I am wrapping up my Secret Service series with a look at the other side, counterfeiting in the late 1800’s. While there is a lot more information to share, I just broke the counterfeiting scheme down to five basic steps with tidbits of extra information.  Enjoy, and don’t get into too much trouble!… Continue reading Catching a Counterfeiter – The Other Side

History Facts · The Secret Service

TBT: Secret Service Dictionary and Fun Facts

Just as any career has its own jargon, so did the counterfeiting world and the Secret Service. Below are a few of the most important terms to know.  Below that are a few fun facts about the Secret Service. Secret Service and Counterfeiting Dictionary Boodle – notes bought from a production firmBoodle carrier – a… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Dictionary and Fun Facts

History Facts · The Secret Service

TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days

  The Secret Service history dates back to the Civil War when they were informally created to detect, investigate, and arrest counterfeiters. The early days were fraught with detectives who had less than ethical standards and tactics that disregarded the rights of a citizen. In less than ten years after its establishment, a reformation was… Continue reading TBT: Secret Service Operatives – the Early Days