ACEF Director of Anti-Counterfeiting Beth Deisher discusses the work of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force and answers a wide-range of questions in a four-page article published in the the January 2019 issue of COINage magazine. She is featured in the magazine’s popular COINage Confidential column.
An excerpt of this article is reprinted below with permission from COINage.
In January of 2017 Beth Deisher was asked by coin industry leaders to leave retirement to lead an effort to combat counterfeit coins entering the United States. She is currently serving as director of anti-counterfeiting and coordinates the work of the all-volunteer 36-member Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force, supported entirely by donations and the 501-C-3 Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation.
The task force and the non-profit foundation share the mission of educating law enforcement authorities and policy makers about the rising threat of counterfeiting, mobilizing law enforcement to attack counterfeiters where they are most vulnerable, and provide expertise and other resources in the investigation and prosecution of counterfeiters and those involved at all levels of their distribution networks. Their mission also includes creating awareness of counterfeits and educating the public about the harmful effects of counterfeits in the marketplace.
Read the full story in the January 2019 issue of COINage.