Health Ministry investigating viral post offering fake vaccine certificates

PETALING JAYA: A post offering fake vaccine certificates - including scannable QR codes on the MySejahtera app has gone viral on social media.

On a screenshot of the chat message on the Telegram messaging platform, there were several packages with different prices ranging from RM200 to RM1,500.

By paying RM1,500, the package promised a vaccine certificate and scannable QR code on the MySejahtera app using their own credentials.

As for the RM400 package, one gets a cloned vaccine certificate from another person.

For a fake vaccine card, it’s RM200.

The public chat group’s title also suggested that Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug that was abused as a treatment for Covid-19, was also offered.

According to FMT, a Health Ministry spokesperson said the ministry was investigating the matter.

Previously, the ministry had said that stern action would be taken against those who attempt to falsify digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates.

An attempt to check the group on Telegram found that it was no longer there.

However, a check showed that another group with a similar name, profile picture and pinned post selling only Ivermectin is active, with 445 active members at press time.

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