Watch out for fake COVID-19 certificates! The fraud schemes devised around COVID-19 are not entirely new. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new “companies” available on various online platforms.
There are fake digital certificates for sale on Telegram, which cost around 100 euros. In addition to Telegram, there are now also Portuguese sites for the same purpose.
Check Point recently warned of the emergence of websites in Portugal where false vaccination certificates and PCR tests can be obtained. According to the information sent to Pplware...
These sites simply reflect the same concept we saw on Telegram, with the slight but important difference that they allow law enforcement and judicial authorities to track who built them and take the necessary legal steps to shut them down.
The security company confirms the fact that the required data is not filled out, Because it poses a risk to people's safety, both on the Internet and on health.
In addition to it being a crime, criminals also have a way of getting personal data here. In this sense, it is important to be aware of this type of scheme involving digital COVID certificates that can lead to fraud of the most diverse kinds.
Official digital certificates of the European Union COVID
NS The official digital certificate of the European Union COVID It covers vaccination, testing or recovery for COVID-19 and is available in digital and paper form.
The EU COVID digital certificate covers three types of certification:
- vaccination: Proving that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19
- Tests: Proving that a person has a negative result on a molecular nucleic acid amplification (TAAN) test - RT-PCR, real-time RT-PCR, rapid molecular tests - to identify SARS-CoV-2
- Recovery: Evidence that the person has COVID-19, but has already recovered from the disease
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