As vaccines are approved by countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States, Darknet has begun to cause this. Cybercriminals are now selling a fake COVID-19 vaccine for $ 250 on the dark website.
A report by Check Point Researcher, a cybersecurity firm said that since November more than 1,062 domains have been created with the keyword “vaccine”.
Posts on the dark website range from ‘coronavirus vaccines’ for sale to ‘coronavirus medicines’. And to avoid a trace, these scammers are asking for payment via Bitcoin.
One vendor claimed that 14 doses of unspecified COVID-19 vaccines were needed, while an official announcement says that some coronavirus vaccines require two shots, separated 3 weeks apart, per person.
While another tried to sell chloroquine as a regular “cure” of COVID-19 for only $ 10. Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus.
Scams are also not only limited to Darknet, as scammers also use popular messaging platforms WhatsApp and Telegram to deceive people.