Counterfeiters sell “vaccine passport” in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro for US$80 in bitcoins

The counterfeiters demand that the payment be upfront and only in cryptocurrencies to make it difficult to track those involved in the crime, says a report in O Globo newspaper.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Profiteers in Rio de Janeiro are selling the "vaccine passport" fakes for up to R$500 (US$80) in bitcoins. The adulterated document is offered in anti-vaccine message groups. It would be used by people who have not taken the immunization against Covid-19 and want to access places where people are forced to show a vaccination certificate.

The counterfeiters demand that the payment be upfront and only in cryptocurrencies, to make it difficult to track those involved in the crime, says a report in O Globo newspaper.

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