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Experts Warn Against Sharing COVID-19 Vaccination Cards on Social Media

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Experts Warn Against Sharing COVID-19 Vaccination Cards on Social Media

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Officials and experts are warning against sharing COVID-19 vaccination cards on social media, saying it may lead to identity theft. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said Wednesday that doing so gives scammers the opportunity to steal identities or hack financial accounts, because of the information it contains. “It’s exciting to see so many people eager to share news that they are vaccinated against the coronavirus,” Moody said. “While the vaccine helps protect against the virus, posting your vaccine card on social media opens you up to another type of plague—the epidemic of scammers scouring the internet for personal information they can use to steal your identity or hack financial accounts.” Moody added that photos of the vaccination cards may also aid scammers in creating counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine documents that appear authentic. Similarly, Sandra Guile of the International Association of Better Business Bureaus, a nonprofit organization, told “Good Morning America” this …

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