As provinces across Canada implement their vaccination certification programs, cybercriminals are trying to make money by selling fake certificates online. The seller will offer a completely fake proof-of-vaccination and they can look like the real thing. Some cybercriminals will even claim they can put the data from the fake certificates into government databases.
According to CBC News, the prices and promises can vary on different platforms. It said that one seller is giving fake proof-of-vaccination cards or QR codes for provinces including Manitoba and British Columbia. The price for that service is $200, which can be paid in Bitcoin or Ethereum cryptocurrencies, and delivery is promised within 48 hours by mail.
CBC News actually reached out to the seller, they received a picture of an Ontario proof-of-vaccination that appears identical to those being issued in the province. Other photos posted online by the seller mirrored the certificates for the B.C. and Manitoba’s official documents.
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