As the world deals with the ongoing chaos and death inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, INTERPOL is warning of a new threat to global hopes: organized crime networks are targeting COVID-19 vaccines, both physically and online. In a global Orange Notice alert to the organization’s 194 member countries, INTERPOL stated that the pandemic has already spawned unprecedented levels of opportunities and predatory behavior. Falsification, theft, and illegal advertising of COVID-19 and flu vaccines have been an ongoing issue, as well as the sale and use of fake vaccines. As travel resumes and testing becomes even more necessary, the production and distribution of fake testing kits will also likely increase.

 

 

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