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Diagnostic center in Athens sells “Covid-illness certificates” without test for €200

A diagnostic center in Athens has been reportedly issuing original but in fact “fake” certificates that confirm illness with  Covid-19, although those who obtained the documents never underwent a molecular PCR test or any other relevant test. The “COvid-illness” certificates are not bogus and the data of the holder are …

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First prosecution against health center workers issuing fake vaccination certificates

The Prosecutor’s office in Kardista, western Macedonia, filed severe charges against people who organized fake vaccinations against Covid-19 at the health center in Palamas area, last month. Four to five people are facing serious criminal charges including those of establishing a criminal organization and money laundering. Dozens of people also …

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Greece’s new “pandemic”: 10 vaccination centers under scrutiny for fake certificates, tests

This seems to be the new “pandemic” in Greece: fake vaccination certificates and fake documents certifying illness with Covid-19. Authorities have taken under scrutiny at least ten vaccination centers across the country as denouncements keep coming in. Involved seem to be in the majority doctors, nursing personnel and administrative staff …

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44 cases of fake vaccination certificates handed to prosecutor; scandal with fake rapid tests?

Forty-four cases of fake certificates of vaccination against Covid-19 issued were handed to the public prosecutor of Karditsa, northern Greece, on Monday, a health official said. The scandal was discovered when some printed vaccination certificate did not have a doctor’s signature and an official seal. Governor of the 5th Health …

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Dozens of fake vaccination certificates issued by employee at hospital in northern Greece

A public prosecutor investigates at least 47 fake vaccination certificates issued at a public hospital in Karditsa, northern Greece. An employee was falsely certifying vaccinations against Covid-19 to residents of the broader area. The bogus certificates were issued at the Palamas Hospital in the month of August. The scandal was …

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TV-host arrested for faking armed attack at his house

A TV host and publisher has been been initially detained by police and later arrested and is accused for faking an armed attack at his own house after police withdrew protection he received as a private citizen. There have been also allegations of having taken out a contract on the …

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Arrests for fake “negative Covid-15 tests” for patient attendants in hospitals

A foreign national was arrested by Greek police for supplying patient attendants in hospitals with fake certificates of negative Covid-19 molecular tests and rapid tests. The 31-year-old woman was selling the certificates for 10 euros, when a PCR test costs 60 and a rapid test 30 when carried out in …

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Interpol warns: COVID-19 vaccines could be targeted by criminals

The Interpol global police co-ordination agency warned on Wednesday that organised criminal networks could be targeting Covid-19 vaccines, and could look to sell fake shots. Interpol, which is headquartered in France, said it had issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries, warning them to prepare …

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Traffickers new method: Migrants transfer with fake ambulance and doctors

Greek Police in Thessaloniki has arrested a human trafficker who used a fake ambulance to transfer migrants, some of them dressed as doctors. The ambulance was spotted on Egnatia highway some 30 km away from Thessaloniki on Thursday. When police made a signal to the driver to stop the vehicle, …

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Fake Priests conduct more than 50 invalid weddings in Attica region

Fake priests have conducted more than 50 religious weddings during a period of ten years in a specific wedding venue in Attica. Couples that got married in a wedding venue in Varypompi in Attica need to validate their holy bond through the judicial way. The case was discovered when some …

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German police smash traffickers’ ring using fake Greek visas for residence permit

German authorities allege that a number of Indian nationals sought residency in Germany using falsified Greek visas and fake marriage certificates claiming they had Romanian brides. The key suspect faces serious charges. Authorities allege that a number of Indian nationals sought residency in Germany using falsified Greek visas and fake …

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Greece tells China to cancel fake trademarks on “Feta” and “Samos wine”

A Greek minister has warned China to cancel fake trademarks of two Greek products including feta cheese in order for a future deal with Brussels on geographical indications to move on. Brussels and Beijing agreed in June to publish a list of 200 geographical indications (GIs) – 100 from each …

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Shop-owner beats tax officer conducting audits on Patmos island

A local shop-owner beat tax officers conducting audits on the island of Patmos, Dodecanese, on Saturday.  It needed the intervention of two ministers so that local authorities detain the perpetrator. The three tax auditors had arrived on the island of Apocalypse in the context a ‘tax evasion safari’ launched by …

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Greek Parliament Speaker fires 7 employees hired on fake or forged education documents

Seven employees at the Greek Parliament have been dismissed after it was found out that they were hired with fake or forged school degrees. Among them is a “scientific adviser” to former Prime Minister Costa Simitis, two permanent employees and four members of the Special Guard of the parliament. In …

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