The Ministry of Health has filed a complaint against a provider of corona tests because of strong suspicions that it has issued false vaccination certificates, a ministry spokesman said on Monday evening.

The company no longer has access to the CoronaCheck system and can no longer schedule appointments for Testing for Access.

"We aim to block as many fraudulently issued vaccination certificates as possible," said a ministry spokesman.

A report has been made to the police, who are taking the matter "very seriously".

The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) has also been informed.

People who still have a test appointment will be informed by the provider itself.

They will have to make a new appointment with another company.

The ministry does not expect this to cause any problems, also because it is relatively quiet on weekdays.

The ministry does not foresee any problems for the available test capacity now that a provider has disappeared.

Other parties are expected to be happy to jump into that gap, since payment is made per test.

Not the first time QR code fraud has come to light

The ministry emphasizes that both generating and buying a false QR code is fraud and therefore punishable.

"You are endangering your own health and that of others around you."

Given the current infection rates and the high pressure on healthcare, that is "the last thing we could use".

It is not the first time that QR code fraud has come to light.

On Friday it was announced that due to large-scale fraud at the GGD location at Schiphol, tens of thousands of false QR codes from the CoronaCheck app are in circulation.

There is also a fraudulent copy of the CoronaCheck Scanner app, which turns green with every code it scans.

Two weeks ago, after an investigation by

NOS, it became

clear that many fraudulent QR codes are traded in apps such as Telegram.

In response, the ministry decided to block 60 of these corona tickets.