ANNOUNCEMENT: Counterfeit EC Notes discovered in Dominica

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force
has confirmed that a sum of counterfeit EC notes has been confiscated in the Commonwealth of
Dominica. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) therefore advises the public to be on the
lookout for counterfeit notes.

The ECCB wishes to remind the public that counterfeit notes have no value, and that it is a
criminal offence to use or be in possession of counterfeit notes.

The ECCB urges the public to note the security features of genuine EC notes which include:

1. A security thread with text reading “ECCB” which incorporated into the paper. The thread
can be seen clearly through the paper.

2. A serial number printed vertically on the left hand side and horizontally on the right hand
side of the notes. No two notes of the same denomination bear the same serial number.

3. On the front left hand side, a watermark of Queen Elizabeth II can be seen when the note
is held up to light. A watermark highlight, which reads “ECCB” can also be seen clearly
when the note is held up to light.

4. An image of several fishes, printed with special ink, which glows, is at the centre of the
back of the note.

5. Genuine bank notes are printed on special paper which gives them a unique feel.
Individuals who think they may be in possession of EC counterfeit notes, should report the matter
to the police station nearest to them.

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13 Comments

  1. BEB
    June 27, 2018

    As reported that some of the counterfeit notes were confiscated. It has not reported from whom the taken and what action taken

  2. hmmm
    June 27, 2018

    I doubt is Dominicans that doing that….

  3. June 22, 2018

    Them chines doing that wee.

  4. June 21, 2018

    Your recommendation brings one word to mind, HACKERS.

    • derp
      June 21, 2018

      you know only 8% of the worlds money is in physical cash right the rest is digital…

      • June 21, 2018

        That’s true, that makes it a large playground for hackers with criminal intent.

  5. June 21, 2018

    Still Queen Elizabeth on our notes? We are Independent countries today. Put Charles Savarin picture at the back of the notes.

    • Pressure
      June 22, 2018

      Charles,Are you out of your mind.That man is a piece of non sense wii.

      • Neville
        June 25, 2018

        …and Skerrits pictures at the front! That is if his picture still fits the notes.

  6. saas
    June 21, 2018

    Cant they make a video showing all these things… visual direction is always better….

  7. derp
    June 21, 2018

    how about you’ll do away with paper money and go digital, since everyone has phones these days why not implement pay by phone…….

    • jose
      June 22, 2018

      u find that making sense?

  8. jin pierre
    June 21, 2018

    the country ready so hard n it still have counterfeit hmm…

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