Pens are one of the least expensive, most effective promotional products available. Why not advertise with pens that help prevent check and prescription fraud.
Promote your company brand with a quality check safe pen from the nation's top suppliers. Executive pens from $10.00 to promotional pens under $0.40, there is a fraud proof check writing pen for every need and budget. Our pens "check safe ink" cartridges vary; uni-ball uses a pigment dye ink, Bic has the Secure Ink Technology and Senator calls it Forgery Proof ink. We just call it prudent.
Clients, prospects, employes- everyone will appreciate this thoughtful gift that shows you care.
*Retailers: Put your logo on a check safe pen and sell them at the POP.
There is a epidemic of "check washing" that has given rise to numerous law enforcement task forces created to address this single problem. Check washing is a process where checks are stolen and the ink is "erased" using common household products. The thieves rewrite the checks in the amount of their choosing or simply "make" the valid check amount and signature out to their name. According to the National Check Fraud Center, some $815 million is lost each year in the United States to this type of fraud. Sanford Business-to Business, the makers of the uni-ball brand pens, offers some helpful prevention tips to protect against check washing and identity theft. The U.S. government has a offers information for business and consumers - http://www.occ.treas.gov
The Federal Trade Commission reported nearly 9-9 million Americans have been victims of identity theft, costing consumers $5 billion and banks and business $48 billion each year.
The illegal use of prescription drugs is also reaching epidemic levels. It is estimated that fraud losses alone exceed $7 billion. Health insurers are only beginning to realize their indirect losses associated with this, according to a recent report by the Washington-based Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.