Corona has also called many scammers onto the scene. In 2021, however, the number of subsidy fraud cases in connection with corona aid fell significantly, says the LKA. Still, the damage is significant.
The LKA estimated the total damage from March 2020 to the end of 2021 at around 53 million euros. In the meantime, the application procedures have become much safer. Only tax consultants, lawyers or auditors can submit applications for federal corona aid for the companies concerned. In addition, a comparison with the Elster certificate of the financial administration is built in.