There has been an increase in the circulation of counterfeit notes in the territory, and businesses should be on the lookout, according to a press release from the Police Information Office.

Several businesses, including two gas stations on Tortola, have reported receiving counterfeit 20- and 100-dollar bills, according to the release.

“Businesses are asked to screen all currency notes in advance of payment,” it added.

If a counterfeit note is produced for payment of goods, police ask members of the public to notify the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force through its Criminal Investigation Department or to contact Sergeant Adrian Dale in the Financial Investigations Unit at 468-5421.