FBI warns against faking your COVID-19 vaccination card

With nearly 252 million doses given, some people, who have no intention of getting a COVID-19 shot, may think that flashing a fake vaccine record will be enough to allow them access where proof is required.

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But the FBI continues to warn people, don’t think that a faked vaccination card isn’t a crime. It really is and if discovered you could be held responsible.

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the FBI are reminding people not to print their own documents and don’t fill out the empty space on a real card.

Not only could you unknowingly spread the virus, you actually could be prosecuted since the cards have an official government seal and could be punishable under Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1017 and any other laws that could apply.

If you know of someone using a fake vaccination record, you’re being asked to report the person to the appropriate government agency or by calling Health and Human Services at 1-800-HHS Tips or by logging on to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

For more on how to protect yourself from vaccination scams, click here.

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