Police are investigating a case of forged confirmations of a negative coronavirus test that people use to travel abroad. There was a fake stamp of a Brno hospital on the documents. She has already filed a criminal complaint against the unknown perpetrator.
Abroad without a test, but with a false confirmation. During this year’s holidays, a relatively common scam detected by customs officers at border crossings throughout the European Union. One of the counterfeiters misused the name of the U svaté Anna University Hospital in Brno.
“First, an anonymous report came to the hygiene station,” said hospital spokeswoman Dana Lipovská. Hygienists received several confirmations of a negative test for coronavirus. Beneath the document was a stamp from St. Anne’s Hospital. But she found out that the stamp was a forgery.
“We found out from small nuances that the stamp is not genuine. This is a forgery, and that is why we filed a criminal complaint, “with this Lipovská. Police are now finding out who made the stamp and what the forged certificates were used for. There is a threat of up to one year in prison for the illegal production of an official stamp.
According to the National Agency for Communication and Information Technologies (NAKIT), the number of counterfeits has started to rise since the spring of this year. By the time of the holidays, their number had more than fivefold.
“Certificates are important for something, people need them to be able to travel. It is not expected that they will, of course, appear in a fake time,” said NAKIT director Vladimír Rohel.
Tourists returning from Tunisia were convinced in June of how he can confirm complicating his holiday. Alien police are detained at the airport for several hours. Travelers have admitted that they have received a doctor’s certificate in Tunisia without undergoing tests.
Kateřina Sejková, TN.cz