Just 15 minutes, a smartphone and zero dollars. That’s all Newspaper The six businesses that require a vaccine passport have to forge documents that allowed us to shop yesterday.
“This is a real joke. Vaccines know this secret and can live as if nothing had happened. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars,” one source assured, refusing to identify himself in the statement for fear of retaliation.
Newspaper Chose not to disclose the details of this tactic so as not to give ideas to malicious persons, but they were reported to the authorities.
The government warned about this and later confirmed that it would not hesitate to urge traders to tighten controls on their doors.
The fraud method first tested by our source is very simple.
We created fake digital documents on our cell phones for free to access businesses that required QR codes in 15 minutes and without the help of experts.
In total, Newspaper Six of the nine businesses in Montreal that require proof of vaccination provided with a QR code and identification document were able to enter successfully.
Last week, it was exposed that the perpetrators tried to defraud businesses in a very comprehensive way, with the complicity of a health network employee with a false vaccination passport. UPAC followed them.
Like a real one
So I was able to shop at SQDC, Canadian Tire, Winmart at Walmart and two SAQs.
Keep in mind that the vaccine passport is required for a few weeks at these first two establishments and at supermarkets from Monday.
It is difficult to say how many people have already used this free trick, but according to our information it is increasingly known.
Also, two of the four SAQs were visited The Journal ofThey refused to let us in with our digital fake documents and instead demanded physical proof.
“We need a physical ID, not a digital one. We will no longer accept them. There have been many scams and it’s over,” the clerk agrees, pointing to the exit door.
Salt is fine
Newspaper Minister Christian Dube’s office was informed of the fraud, which was accessible to unvaccinated Quebecs.
With the exception of the QR code, clerks should always look at the identity card and not be dissatisfied with the digital version, said Marjari Cote-Bolio, the press secretary for Minister DuPont.
Photo by Francis Bylan
Once inside the winners, The Journal was able to walk down the aisle without any problems.
“We do not hesitate to remind merchants that identity cards must be physical, so this rule is well known and used,” Ms Cote-Bolio said.
The latter also expose themselves to fines of up to $ 6,000 for traffickers violating vaccine passport-related activities.
“This is incredible”
To the former Sûreté du Québec investigator, it was clear that this situation would arise if merchants only sought digital evidence.
“Those who use false documents, we are talking about the person’s inference. At that point, it’s a crime, you go straight in, ”Paul Laurier confirms.
In response to our inquiry, SQDC assures that the situation will “surprise” and “re-emphasize the practice that will be used soon”. The same story in SAQ, recognizing that it is not free from fraud.
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