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PARIS, Aug 21 — From the sophisticated to downright strange, the pandemic has set off a wave of scams around the world from bogus doses and fake vaccine passes to criminal cremations. Here are 10 of the most outrageous and nefarious frauds of the last few months: ‘Vaccination is optional’...

PARIS, Aug 21 — From the sophisticated to downright strange, the pandemic has set off a wave of scams around the world from bogus doses and fake vaccine passes to criminal cremations.‘Vaccination is optional’

Go to the social media app Snapchat, type in “fake health pass” and hey presto. Accounts that rarely last for more than a few days openly advertise counterfeit documents. “To avoid being caught... they wore PPE kit and used a body bag to pack and transport the body to the cremation ground,” police said.A man posing as a civil servant with a master’s degree in genetics was nabbed in Kolkata in southern India in June for allegedly running as many as eight spurious vaccination camps.

The scam came to light after an actress and politician Mimi Chakraborty, who received a shot at one of the camps to raise awareness, became suspicious and alerted police.A rich Canadian couple got their comeuppance after travelling to a remote community to receive a vaccine intended for vulnerable and elderly Indigenous people. In June they were fined CUS$2,300 , but many felt they had got off too lightly and called for a harsher sentence.

 

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