Don’t Post Your COVID Vaccine Card Selfie on Social Media
You know that scammers would find a way. They do with everything it seems. Now there's a warning on posting your COVID vaccine card selfies on social media. Scammers have found a way to steal your identity through those too. Here's what you need to know.
According to a press release from the Better Business Bureau, there is a new warning about posting that selfie on social media with your vaccination card. I'm glad I'm hearing this now because I haven't gotten mine yet! Apparently, whatever is listed on your vaccination card is ripe for the pickings of scammers looking to steal your identity. They then turn around and create fake vaccination cards.
If you wind up taking a selfie because you are proud of getting your vaccine and posting it on Facebook, Instagram, or any social media, look closely. That card has your full name, birthday, and information on where you got the vaccine done. Most of us don't have our social media sites set on a high privacy setting and that means scammers can steal that personal information and sell it to someone who needs it.
In the United Kingdom, scammers were arrested for selling fake vaccination cards on TikTok and eBay. The Better Business Bureau warns that it's only a matter of time when it will start happening here in the United States and Canada.
If you must post a selfie that you got the vaccine, you are urged to share the vaccine sticker instead or set a frame around your picture not showing the information on your COVID vaccine card.
For more information or to report a scam, you can contact the Better Business Bureau by clicking HERE.