While the coronavirus epidemic continues to affect the world, this time, news about fake test sales started to come. A man in Birmingham, England was arrested for selling over 500 fake diagnostic kits online.
The coronavirus epidemic, which affected the world and deeply shook many countries, is being taken under control, right after its appearance in China at the end of last year. Turkey normalization process between the countries to begin loosening the possible measures for the participation in outbreak has not yet completely terminated risks. Both experts and officials constantly alert citizens to avoid the second wave of virus, and officials continue their work to adapt to the new life.
In addition to the prohibitions and precautions related to the virus epidemic, the methods of diagnosis and treatment have been talked about a lot since the first day. While rapid test kits that enable virus detection are very critical, there is no fraud news about these kits. According to new information from the International Crime Agency (NCA), a man in Birmingham, England was arrested for selling more than 500 fake coronavirus diagnostic kits online.
Test kits were sent to different locations:
The 38-year-old man, who is said to have been detained under the ‘Fraud Act’ on Tuesday, reportedly supplied counterfeit kits to people in the United States as well as Britain. It was also reported that some of the suspicious tests were sold on illegal networks on the Internet. NCA officials also announced that the arrested man had illegal substances in his home. In addition, it was added that another person, who was said to be 36 years old, was also called in connection with fraud.
NCA officials said that this should be noted by malicious people who want to take advantage of the public’s fear of the epidemic, and intimidated potential fraudsters. Authorities also warned people to be more cautious about shopping online, saying they were investigating a series of cases about the sale of coronavirus-related counterfeit products and working to protect the public.