BBB Warns Against Showing Vaccine Card on Social Media
I've been seeing a lot of pictures of friends with their vaccine cards after receiving one or both (as the case may be) COVID-19 vaccinations.
Folks are understandably excited to get the ball rolling toward normalcy once again and want to share the news with their friends.
But the Better Business Bureau has issued a warning that actually displaying your vaccine card in a social media post isn't such a wise practice. There are plenty of scammers out there waiting to strike and the personal information available on those cards could be all the invitation they'd need to lift your identity AND create phony cards.
The cards feature the carrier's full name and birth date, which is more than enough information for lowlife identity thieves.
The BBB also tells the tale of a situation in Great Britain in which fake vaccination cards were being sold on Ebay and TikTok.
In the social media age, sharing exciting news has become second nature, but that excitement can be quickly dulled if someone uses the info on that card against you.
The Better Business Bureau suggests sharing the vaccine sticker. And, honestly, when I first heard about these potential scams, the first thing I thought was that we can blur the sensitive information and still show that we got vaccinated.
I certainly everyone who wants to get vaccinated does and I wish them well. I think we're ALL ready to back to living the way we used to live.
If nothing else, I'm really tired of seeing cardboard cut-outs of everyone from Diana Ross to Strawberry Shortcake populating the arenas during games.
I KNOW they're not yelling.