The RCIPS is advising the public and the business community to be extra vigilant during the holiday season as counterfeit CI$50 bills have resurfaced over the last two weeks.
Anyone who may come into possession of these notes or has information relating to counterfeit currency can contact the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police, or 911, Crime Stoppers on 800 8477 or the nearest police station.
If you suspect you have received a counterfeit note, the RCIPS advises the following:
• Do not return it to the passer.
• Delay the passer if possible.
• Observe the passer’s description, as well as that of any companions, and the license numbers of any vehicles used.
• Contact the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police, or 911, Crime Stoppers or the nearest police station. These numbers can be found on the inside front page of the telephone directory.
• Write your initials and the date in the white border areas of the suspect note.
• Limit handling of the note. Carefully place it in a protective covering, such as an envelope.
• Surrender the note only to a properly identified police officer.