ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The resurgence of counterfeit EC $50 and $100 bills has caused lawmen to urge the local business community to become “very familiar with the security features” of the Eastern Caribbean currency.
The advice comes from STRATCOM spokesman Corporal Frankie Thomas who said the fake money is often “passed late at night” when operators might not take the time to check the authenticity of the notes.
“From all indications it seems as if the security features are very much missing and quite visibly so,” the corporal noted.
He has cautioned that even during peak periods of business, those handling money must be very careful about the “texture and look” of money they receive.
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