A man from Luatuanu’u, Pauli Mika, has warned members of the public to be on the look out for people using fake international currency to con them of their Samoan tala.
Mr. Mika approached the Weekend Observer yesterday to alert other people after a man at a petrol station tricked him with fake Australian money.
He said the man approached him, asking for help.
“He told me that he really wanted to go home but he had no money. All he had was foreign currency – an Australian $5 dollar,” said Mr. Mika.
“I felt sorry for him and I quickly got out $10 and gave it to him.”