Fake PCR tests are being sold on Snapchat

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On Snapchatfake PCR tests are sold between 20 and 50 euros by several dozen accounts, reveals The Parisian. Resellers are also providing positive tests for those seeking to avoid work or false travel certificates.

The authenticity of the documents is difficult to identify for the police, who simply verify the existence of the precious sesame.

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It was an Instagram influencer named Sarah who uses the @rasaxxtaytay account (now private) who tipped off the French daily. She bragged about using a fake PCR test to go on vacation to Mexico, praising the fake document dealer in several posts on the app.

Fake tests can be found quickly on Snapchat via keywords like “corona test”. Resellers offer false negative PCR tests at prices ranging from 20 to 50 euros. They ask for all the client’s personal information (name, address, email, etc.) and falsify a document by entering the name of a real screening centre.

The application, where the messages are automatically deleted after reading, is the ideal place for this type of concealment.

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The police do not check the authenticity of the documents

Other types of documents related to the pandemic are also marketed on the application such as positive tests or travel certificates.

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Fences easily make fakes using basic photo editing techniques. But the police, especially at airports, do not check their authenticity and simply ensure that passengers have one. ” If we had to check the authenticity of each test, it would take 8 hours to land a plane “says a source from

The design, sale or use of these false documents is punishable by 3 years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros.

Source : The Parisian

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