Govts on High Alert as Scamsters Sell Fake Vaccines Online

As countries around the world prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccines, scammers are reportedly making millions by selling the 'doses' on the black market through the dark web. The dark web is a hidden part of the internet that requires special software to access. It is a notorious market for drugs, firearms and other illicit goods.The discovery comes three months after Interpol warned law enforcement agencies to be aware of criminal gangs who may take advantage of the slow distribution of vaccines and introduce fake ones on the black market. As of March 5, 2021 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,935,326. Reported deaths in Africa reached 104,993 and 3,512,429 people have recovered. Over 4 million people have reportedly been vaccinated against Covid-19 across the continent.


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