Best. Day. Ever!

Best. Day. Ever! – November 3rd

What is purple, a cape, and is all about making our world, and specifically our community, a better place? YOUR credit union and its employees!

Natco has partnered with Kasasa, Charlie Rocket, and other participating institutions to make Friday, November 3rd the BEST DAY EVER!

Our goal is to collectively achieve 100,000 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS in a short amount of time.

You might spot Natco staff out in our local communities on Friday, November 3rd talking with people to share some ‘warm and fuzzies’ through hundreds of random acts of kindness.

We can’t wait to talk to people, hear their story, learn how a simple gesture brightens their day, take pictures with you, and see how people help us reach the collective goal by ‘paying it forward’ by sharing another act of kindness with someone else. Sharing that experience with us is key.

There are multiple ways to help our mission to bring the Best Day Ever to our community:

  • Join our event and complete acts of kindness with us!
  • Complete your own act(s) of kindness from wherever you choose – home, online, even during the bustle of your busy day. Kindness doesn’t need to take a lot of effort!
  • Help us spread kindness by getting the word out! Raise awareness of our mission to promote positivity on Facebook.
  • However you wish to participate, make sure you post it to Facebook using #NatcoCares and #KasasaLove and tagging @natcocreditunion and @askforkasasa. It will count toward the 100,000 acts of kindness goal across the nation.
  • You can also email us details of your experience and photos to This will allow us to count your act of kindness toward the collective goal and share your experience and photos to our Facebook page.

To help us track the total nationwide acts of kindness, visit and click the button for each act of kindness you share with someone!


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Important Tips to Help You Identify Counterfeit Money

Identifying counterfeit money can be challenging and counterfeiters are continually improving their techniques. We want to help you protect yourself from accepting counterfeit money and experiencing a loss. There are several security features on genuine banknotes that you can use to help spot counterfeit money.

Here are some tips on how to identify counterfeit currency:

  1. Feel the paper: Genuine currency is typically printed on special paper that has a distinct texture and feel. It should feel slightly rough to the touch, not smooth or glossy like regular printer paper.
  2. Check for watermark: Hold the banknote up to the light to see if it has a watermark. A watermark is a faint image or pattern that becomes visible when you hold the bill up to the light. The watermark should match the portrait on the bill.
  3. Look for security threads: Most genuine banknotes have a thin, embedded security thread that runs vertically through the bill. Hold the bill up to the light, and you should see the thread with text or a denomination repeated on it.
  4. Examine the color-shifting ink: Some denominations have ink that changes color when tilted. For example, on the new U.S. $100 bill, the “100” changes from copper to green when tilted.
  5. Inspect the microprinting: Genuine banknotes often have tiny, intricate text that is difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. Use a magnifying glass, if necessary, to check for microprinting.
  6. Feel for raised print: On most modern banknotes, certain elements, like the denomination or the Treasury seal, have raised ink that you can feel with your fingers.
  7. Check for ultraviolet (UV) features: Under a UV light source, genuine banknotes may display fluorescent patterns or markings. Counterfeit notes may not react the same way under UV light.
  8. Verify the security thread’s location: Ensure that the security thread is in the correct location for the denomination of the banknote. Different denominations may have different positions for the thread.
  9. Examine the holograms or color-shifting images: Some newer U.S. notes, have holograms or color-shifting images that change when you tilt the bill.
  10. Be cautious of irregularities: Look for any irregularities, such as blurred or uneven printing, missing security features, or unusual colors. Counterfeiters often make mistakes that can be detected upon close inspection.
  11. Compare with a genuine note: If you suspect a bill may be counterfeit, compare it with a known genuine note of the same denomination and series. Look for differences in design, size, and security features.
  12. Trust your instincts: If something about a banknote doesn’t feel right, trust your instincts and exercise caution.

If you believe you have received counterfeit money or are unsure about a banknote’s authenticity, contact your local law enforcement for assistance. Handling counterfeit money is illegal, and it’s crucial to report it to the authorities.