As vaccines are approved by countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States, Darknet has begun to collect this. Cybercriminals are now selling fake COVID-19 vaccine for up to $ 250 on the dark web.
A report by Check Point Researcher, a cybersecurity firm, said more than 1,062 domains containing the keyword “vaccine” had been created since November.
Posts on the dark web range from “coronavirus vaccines” to “coronavirus remedies” for sale. And to avoid tracking, these scammers demand payment via Bitcoin.
One provider claimed that 14 doses of unspecified COVID-19 vaccines were needed, while the official announcement stated that some Coronavirus vaccines require two vaccines, 3 weeks apart, per person.
While another tried to sell chloroquine as the usual “treatment” COVID-19 for only 10 USD. Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump supported the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus.
Scams are also not limited to Darknet, as scammers also use popular WhatsApp and Telegram messaging platforms to defraud people.