The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns that many people will forge documents to prove positive for Covid-19 in order to benefit from companies and insurance.
According to CNN, in a report released on Feb. 13 to companies across the United States, the FBI’s private sector affairs office informed companies about being wary of evidence. fake medical identity, as well as forging documents to prove positive for Covid-19.
The FBI warns companies that this fraud will lead to halting manufacturing operations to disinfect the workplace and cause unnecessary financial damage.
Citing the incident in March, the FBI said there was an employee of “an important manufacturing company” (but not named), telling his superior that he was positive for Covid-19, and produce documents that appear to be a legal endorsement from a health facility for that.
“The company had to suspend production of the affected area and sterilize the workplace, leading to a delay in other activities. The company also informed all employees at this facility, in which People who have direct contact with the aforementioned employee must stay at home in isolation, “the FBI said.
After a closer examination of the certificate of virus infection, the superior of this employee had doubts and found out the truth. The FBI estimates the company has suffered more than $ 175,000 in losses due to production disruptions, with a colleague of the aforementioned employee also having to pay private rent to isolate him because he was with his family.
The FBI recommends that American companies take certain actions to prevent fraudulent infections of Covid-19, including contacting health facilities to confirm if an employee is infected with Covid-19.
The case stated in this week’s FBI announcement is one of a number of recent frauds involving workers faking Covid-19 infected documents for self-seeking purposes.
Last month, an 18-year-old employee at McDonald’s in Canada was arrested and charged with fraud after giving false documents claiming she was positive for Covid-19.
“The restaurant has to be closed for a few days for professional cleaning companies to disinfect it. There has been a significant impact on the restaurant, customers and local staff, indicating the need for involvement.” family police, “the Ontario police said.