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Man arrested for faking Covid-19 check-in QR codes

Tech & IT desk || shiningbd

Published: 11:56, 3 May 2021  
Man arrested for faking Covid-19 check-in QR codes

A man allegedly replaced official Covid-19 QR codes with fake ones

A man in Australia has been arrested after allegedly placing fake QR labels over official Covid-19 check-in signs in South Plympton, Adelaide.

When customers used their smartphones to check-in, they were instead directed to an anti-vaccination website.

Colin Mark Davies, 51, has been charged with two counts of obstructing operations related to Covid-19.

In Australia, anyone found tampering with Covid-19 QR codes faces arrest and a penalty of up to $10,000 (£5,577).

The country operates a similar system to that of the UK's Test and Trace scheme, which asks customers to check in to venues so they can be notified if they come into close contact with Covid-19.