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“Probably the hottest counterfeit goods”: Counterfeit vaccination passports emerged in Bavaria - Why fraudsters have it easy


The first fake corona vaccination passports appeared in Bavaria. The police give the first figures - and explain why it is easy for fraudsters.

The first fake corona vaccination passports appeared in Bavaria.

The police give the first figures - and explain why it is easy for fraudsters.

Munich - Not everyone in Germany is vaccinated against Corona * yet.

Criminal investigators fear that this will increasingly attract fraudsters.

There are now the first figures from the police.

Fake corona vaccination passports emerged in Bavaria: Munich police report most of the cases

The first forged vaccination passports appeared in Bavaria. "We are currently aware of a low double-digit number of proceedings or reports." This was announced by the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in Munich on request. As a survey by the German Press Agency among the Bavarian police headquarters showed, the falsified corona vaccination certificates that have emerged so far are unevenly distributed across the country.

Most of the cases (5) were reported by the Munich Police Headquarters, but did not provide any details.

According to a spokesman, the police headquarters in Swabia South / West in Kempten registered “a low single-digit number of procedures in connection with forged vaccination passports or proofs of vaccination”.

One of the cases occurred in early May in the current Corona hotspot Memmingen: An unknown person is said to have "given a man in front of a supermarket a fake replacement certificate for a corona vaccination *" - without asking for anything in return.

"The background of the facts are currently the subject of the investigation," said the police.

Fake corona vaccination passports in circulation in Bavaria - the police in Upper Franconia are also investigating

Since the beginning of the month, the police in Upper Franconia have been investigating a fake Corona vaccination certificate. According to the information provided by the Bureau, a television reporter had informed the police of a fake vaccination certificate from the vaccination center in Hof, which he had ordered on the Internet. It is an insert for the well-known yellow vaccination card. Since the evidence, presumably from an internet shop, contained a false stamp from the vaccination center in Hof and other falsified information, a police spokesman said that it was being investigated for falsification of documents.

From the area of ​​the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria South in Rosenheim, it was said: "So far, this has not been a big issue for us".

A spokesman said: “We had one or two suspected cases in the context of the veil manhunt.

Passports have already appeared that could possibly have been forged. ”

The police headquarters in Upper Palatinate, Upper Bavaria North, Swabia North and Lower Franconia reported: no known cases.

The Lower Bavaria and Middle Franconia praesidia were initially unable to provide any information, as cases were not recorded electronically.

Munich public prosecutor's office expects flood of advertisements for vaccination certificates: "Probably the hottest counterfeit goods"

The public prosecutor's office in Munich expects a flood of reports for falsified corona vaccination certificates in the future.

Vaccination cards are currently “the hottest counterfeit goods”.

A forged vaccination certificate can be easily obtained on internet platforms such as Telegram.

"The prices that have become known so far for fake vaccination cards with a registered Covid-19 vaccination * are in the high two-digit to low three-digit range per piece, depending on the offer," said the LKA.

"In some cases, 'special offers' are offered in the case of additional purchases."

Fake vaccination passports: Jens Spahn demands harsh penalties

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Corona vaccination passports: That is why fraudsters have an easy time of falsification

The forgery of a complete vaccination certificate or even just the vaccination certificate in a real passport is very easy, as a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor said. Blank vaccination records can be legally ordered on the Internet, and doctor's stamps are also easy to get online. It has also happened that “fake stamps were created by vaccination centers and then sent”.

And the falsification of the batch numbers was not a big obstacle: "The batch numbers from which the entry of Corona vaccination * be provided must counterfeiters found in the countless images in the social networks, post the newly vaccinated people from their Impfpässen."



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Source: merkur

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