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Thinking of posting a vaccine card selfie? Think again warns the BBB

Those excited about receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations may be giving scammers fuel to steal their identities with vaccine card selfies.

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The Better Business Bureau is cautioning would-be vaccine card selfie posters to think again before sharing on social media.

"If you've gotten your COVID-19 vaccine and you're tempted to share the good news on social media, think twice about posting a photo of your vaccination card," the BBB warns in a news release. "The self-identifying information on the card makes you vulnerable to identity theft and can help scammers create fake versions of the vaccination cards."

The vaccination cards have a person's full name and birth date on it as well as where they received their vaccine -- all valuable information for a would-be scammer.

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But that is not the only consideration to think again about posting the cards, according to the BBB.


"Scammers in Great Britain were caught selling fake vaccination cards on eBay and TikTok," the news release states. "It’s only a matter of time before similar cons come to the United States, if not already. Posting photos of your card can help provide scammers with information they can use to create and sell phony ones."

The BBB recommends that people post photos with their vaccine sticker or use a profile frame instead and reviewing your security settings on social media to make sure you know who can see what you share.

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