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BrandShield Unveils VaxFax, a New Site That Takes Down Fake COVID-19 Products and Vaccines in 24 hours or Less Using Crowd Wisdom

To combat online fraud, AI-powered cybersecurity firm launches free fraud detection site to crowdsource consumer data and take down harmful sites and scammers


BrandShield (LSE: BRSD), an online threat hunting company specialized in monitoring, detecting, and removing online threats, today launched VaxFax, the first crowdsourced site letting anyone submit fake vaccine websites, social postings, and marketplace listings to keep others from falling victim. 

BrandShield will now pair the crowdsourced data with its proprietary library of data sources and AI /ML capabilities to detect threats in real-time. If people come across online advertisements, social media posts, websites, or listings on e-commerce sites that offer to sell them a vaccine, they can report suspicious links here: After users report fraudulent sites and BrandShield has verified them, VaxFax can remove them in 24 hours or less. 

The launch of VaxFax comes as suspicious COVID-19 vaccine web listings and social media posts have exploded since the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the United States. In a recent report, BrandShield found that suspicious websites are increasing 2100% month-over-month throughout the start of 2021. The company has also scanned well over 20,000 suspicious social media posts. 

“COVID-19 vaccine fraud is out of control, with bad actors growing ever more sophisticated in robbing people of their money and even selling fake vaccines, which can cause bodily harm,” said Yoav Keren, co-founder and CEO of BrandShield. “These scams pose the greatest single threat to brands and the health and financial security of consumers, and now we’re empowering everyone to join us in the fight to take them down.” 

The sophistication of these cyber-attacks has posed a real problem for members of the general public eager to expedite the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. These cybercriminals are targeting every demographic in society, regardless of age or technological capacity. Notable instances of fraud include organizations creating websites claiming to offer vials of brand name vaccines approved by the FDA, websites impersonating online pharmacies, and social media posts offering vaccine sales containing images of brand name vaccine vials.   

About BrandShield

BrandShield is a leading cybersecurity company founded in Israel by cybersecurity experts that protects the world’s largest brands and consumers from phishing attacks, online fraud, and other online threats posed by dangerous cybercriminals. Through its AI/ML platform, BrandShield identifies, tracks, and eliminates online threats for global brands and organizations, including Bristol Myers Squibb, Levi’s, New Balance, Swisscom, and the Pharmaceutical Security Institute. BrandShield is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM under ticker symbol BRSD. To learn more about BrandShield, please visit the company website at


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