The Washington Post reports:
For months, officials have been a step behind the scammers, who have openly discussed strategies to fake the cards on social media, sold them on sites such as eBay and pulled blank photos off state websites. Federal officials’ decision to use paper cards that can be easily photocopied or even printed off a template, rather than a digital tracking system, worsened those risks.
“Paper anything is ripe for fraud,” said Nenette Day, an assistant special agent in charge at the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general’s office who oversees whistleblower tips. Day said she has reviewed dozens of reported vaccination-card scams that range from Americans stealing blank cards to sharing tips on how to fake a card on social media
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Americans who refuse to get shots, and rely on fake vaccine cards instead, “will extend the pandemic, resulting in more people sick and more people dead,” said North Carolina attorney general @JoshStein_.
The FBI, Stein and others have vowed to prosecute. https://t.co/V0FGoCsQuG
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) April 19, 2021