Anti-vaxxers are paying hundreds of dollars to secure fake vaccine passports and successfully enter Australian businesses as lucrative black market operations flourish across the globe.
More than a dozen accounts selling fake vaccination certificates to different corners of the world - from Europe, North America, Asia, to the South Pacific - have been set up on messaging app Telegram.
Sources told Daily Mail Australia a colleague had bragged about purchasing a fake certificate and had been using it around Sydney since NSW exited lockdown on October 11.
'She's posting stuff on social media of her being at restaurants and at the gym,' one woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
Anti-vaxxers are paying hundreds of dollars to purchase fake Covid-19 vaccine passports to sidestep laws requiring Australians show proof of vaccination to work or enter venues. Pictured: An image posted in a Telegram group of a woman purportedly holding her fake vaccination passport claimed to have been used successfully
'It is infuriating. She does not have a medical reason to be unvaccinated - she is just an antivaxxer- and her actions are putting others at risk.
'It is extremely selfish.'
Anti-vaxxers have also flocked to Telegram to report their triumph hoodwinking their employers and businesses.
One vendor shared a photo of an Australian woman holding a purportedly fake digital vaccine passport and claimed she had reported it had worked.
'The QR code has been scanned successfully,' he wrote.
A Melbourne man in another group said he had obtained one to continue working while his city remains in lockdown.
'Boss cant not verify if this is real or fake so this will work for the time being,' he said.
Others discussed alternative ways to forge the government document.
'A lot of people have downloaded the immunisation certificate and are editing them,' a Melbourne man suggested.
'My misses reckons you can download them into a PDF editor or something.'
'Just pay off your local GP,' another person chimed.
NSW residents are required to show proof of vaccination before entering businesses, with a source telling Daily Mail Australia an antivaxxer has successfully passed through checkpoints. Pictured: Sydneysiders enter a pub on Monday as Covid restrictions were eased across the state
The fabricated documents (one pictured) include the Australian coat of arms, vaccine brand name, and Australian government services and