Surgical masks, vaccines among counterfeit goods on the rise online

Crime syndicates are peddling more fake merchandise like personal protective equipment and vaccines on the online shopping space.
Crime syndicates are peddling more fake merchandise like personal protective equipment and vaccines on the online shopping space.PHOTO: PEXELS.COM

SINGAPORE - On the back of alarming reports that fake Covid-19 vaccines made with chalk, wallboard, and even pesticide are being peddled online, the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) said that a rising number of shoppers here have fallen prey to counterfeit goods being passed off as the real deal on e-commerce platforms.

Case received 33 complaints last year, up from 12 the year before and seven in 2018.

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