Central Bank Warns About Counterfeit Notes Being Circulated


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St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Look out for counterfeit EC currency notes during this time of heightened regional festivities.

That advice is coming from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, which cautions that vigilance should be exercised when conducting cash transactions to ensure the authenticity of notes.

The Central Bank says counterfeit notes do not have any value, and warns that it is a criminal offense to pass them on.

Members of the public and businesses are being told that if they encounter any suspicious looking note that they should take it to the ECCB Headquarters, any of the Central Bank’s Agency offices or the Criminal Investigations Department within the OECS state concerned for assessment.

Antigua police earlier this month urged residents to immediately report to them any discovery of the circulation of counterfeit Eastern Caribbean Currency or any other currency.

The appeal was made by Inspector Frankie Thomas on Observer Radio, after a resident shared photographs showing counterfeit $50 dollar notes.

Source: WinnFm

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