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The BBB Is Warning People Not To Post Selfies With Your COVID Vaccination Card. Here’s Why.

Are you one of the lucky who has already received their COVID vaccine?

It seems that half my friends on Facebook have gotten the shot, and I’m so happy for them!

BUT, they are so excited to get the shot, they immediately post their selfie on social media, holding their COVID-19 vaccine card for the world to see.

Woops. Slow down, there.

The Better Business Bureau has put out a warning to all those who have gone and gotten their vaccine.

They point out that all the self-identifying information on the vaccine card makes you vulnerable to identity theft.

Those cards contain your full name, your date of birth, and information on where you got your shot.

So, basically, we are freely handing all our information over to scammers.

That’s all you need, one more scammer to deal with, AMIRITE?!?

Sharing your personal information isn’t the only issue. Scammers in Great Britain were caught selling fake vaccination cards on eBay and TikTok. It’s only a matter of time before similar cons come to the United States and Canada.

Better Business Bureau

Scammers are able to make fake vaccination cards by using all the pictures of vaccination cards that people are posted on social media.

It’s a shame that we even have to worry about things like this, but unfortunately, scammers do exist.

Here is how you can share your vaccine excitement safely on social media.

  • You can share a picture of the sticker that shows you were COVID vaccinated.
  • Revisit your security settings on your social media accounts. Make sure it is just your family and friends who can see your vaccine picture.

As a side note, the BBB also recommends you avoid those popular social media quizzes.

You know the ones: What was your first car? What is your mother’s maiden name? How many kids do you own? etc.

Although these quizzes seem harmless and fun, it is pure fodder for scammers to get all your information.

Oftentimes, these quizzes contain security questions that a bank may ask you to get into your bank account.

If the scammer is paying attention, they can totally scam you out of all your money!

That’s happened to me, and it was no fun, let me tell you!! It was a MESS to try and fix.

Don’t be like me.

So, bottom line — I know it is exciting to get your COVID vaccine, but stop and think before you post that picture. Better safe and protected, than wide open for all to see.