How the fake health pass business is growing on Snapchat and Telegram

July 22, 2021 by No Comments


After the false negative PCR tests and the (probably false) vaccines sold on illegal networks, here are the fake health passes. The obligation, since this Wednesday, July 21, to present an anti-Covid vaccination certificate (or a negative PCR test) has inspired counterfeiters, who multiply the offers, both on the illicit networks of the Darknet as on the couriers and others. social networks (Snapchat, TikTok, WhatsApp, Telegram…). This is what a study by the business intelligence firm Avisa Partners, which specializes in cybersecurity, underlines.

This growing underground market for fake vaccination certificates

“There are now a lot of offers for fake health passes on Snapchat and Telegram, notes Sophie *, specialist in fraud detection and analyst for Avisa Partners. It came back from Emmanuel Macron’s speech announcing this obligation [le 12 juillet]. We have seen Telegram groups specializing in fake PCR tests – with sometimes more than 21,000 subscribers – adapting to the demand of their community. “

Messages offering to buy fake health passes posted on Snapchat.

For example, a Snapchat profile offers a

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