Wednesday, January 19

Coronavirus – A suspected fraud in a company responsible for tracing in Flanders

(Belga) There are strong indications that one of the call centers set up by the Flemish authorities for contact tracing has been invoicing for almost a year for services that have not taken place, said Sunday. evening the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

Mifratel, a subsidiary of Yource which collaborates with five other companies for the follow-up of contacts in Flanders, would have systematically allowed contact followers to work on other projects but would have invoiced the services to the Flemish government. About forty of these tracers have been connected every day since March on the online contact tracing platform but were carrying out other missions. Authorities pay 41.63 euros an hour for a contact investigator. These forty people total thousands of hours and the amount could exceed one million euros. Parent company Yource says it will check everything and refund the amount “if it was billed incorrectly.” (Belga)

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