Coronavirus: in France, forged health pass trafficking increases

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 9 August 2021 at 10h37
As the health pass is extended to many public places, some people are looking for a fraudulent way to get the precious door opener. According to the SGP Police, forged health pass trafficking has been increasing all over France.

Since July 12, 2021, when Emmanuel Macron announced the government wanted to extend the health pass to many public places, the debate about this measure and compulsory vaccination have been the most burning issues. Between anti-health pass protests, and calls for strikes for professions forced to get vaccinated, a part of the population has been protesting against this health law approved by the Constitutional Council since then.

If the opportunity makes the thief, the implementation of this law has increased a fraudulent business: forged certificates. Searches on the Internet about this topic have boomed following the president’s announcements two days before Bastille Day.

From then on, methods going from selling QR code to simulating injection in vaccination centers, via issuing forged certificates have increased. To get this precious door opener, it is said to allow between €150 and €300. But risks related to this can lead to a much more expensive bill.

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And yet, it does not discourage health pass trafficking. The news is now paced with the announcement of shutting down fraudulent networks. This Friday August 6, 2021, interviewed by BFMTV, SGP police union trade spokesman François Bersani confirmed this improving trend: “For a few weeks now, forged health pass, and certificate trafficking in vaccination centers have been improving in Île-de-France and in France, but delinquency always adapts, so any new way to get money is used by those looking to get fraudulent incomes, and indeed, health pass trafficking is unfortunately a way for some people to top up their incomes”.

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