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Over 1,100 fake Covid certificates exposed at Ukraine’s border since August

Source : 112 Ukraine

In total, over 450,000 certificates were checked
14:40, 7 October 2021

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Ukrainian border guards have exposed over 1,100 invalid Covid certificates since August 21 as the Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported.

"Since the beginning of SafeBorder application, border guards have already checked over 450,000 digital Covid certificates during the registering citizens to enter Ukraine and found over 1,100 invalid certificates among them. Some of the invalid documents showed signs of forgeries. Over the past day, border guards sent 13 messages to police units on the fact of detecting signs of criminal offenses for forging such documents, and during the last week, State Border Service officers found almost 80 forgeries,” the State Border Guard Service said.

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It is noted that most often citizens use forgeries when crossing the border at checkpoints on the western section of the border and at airports.

It is also reported that according to the Unified State Register of Judgments, in recent months the courts have passed dozens of sentences for the manufacture and use of fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates during the crossing the state border of Ukraine. Citizens, in particular, turn to the services of dubious Internet dealers to obtain a fake certificate, or they make them on their own.

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The border guards noted that, according to police, 94% of the resources that offer the sale of PCR tests and fake COVID certificates are fake, or it is the work of scammers. In order to expose attempts to manufacture and use forgeries, there is close interaction between the National Police, the Ministry of Digital Industry, the Ministry of Health and the State Border Service. And today, law enforcement officers have already registered more than 480 criminal proceedings, and also identified 1,750 citizens who used illegal services.

As we reported, the law enforcers will check Covid-19 certificates with necessary software in Ukraine.

 

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