THE police have issued a fresh warning to the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit money.
The warning follows an incident in which a market vendor deposited a fake $10 note at a Labasa bank last week.
While the police remain adamant that exchange of fake notes are a minor issue in the country, police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said people should be extra careful.
"The note was seized and sent to the Reserve Bank of Fiji for verification while the vendor and the teller were questioned over the case," Ms Naisoro said.
"This is not a major issue in the North but only in the West with seven cases reported so far this year and only less than five cases in Vanua Levu."
Ms Naisoro said an investigation into the matter was continuing.
"There is no need for the public to panic as officers are hard at work to control such trade from happening," she added.
It was earlier reported the police had discovered 43 cases of counterfeit notes this year.