BBB: Don’t Show Off Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card on Social Media
It may be tempting to show off your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media to express your excitement, but the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning against it. They say it could put you at risk of identity theft.
Bao Vang is the communications director with BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. Vang said vaccination cards not only have your name and date of birth, but it also shows where you were vaccinated. Vang said scammers can use that information to create and sell phony cards. Instead, the BBB suggests safer ways to share your experience.
“Number one, you can share a photo of your vaccine sticker and some locations are offering that,” said Vang. “Or you can share a photo of your Band Aid. It’s now become the symbol of vaccination. Also number two, we want you to review your security settings. We want you to check your security settings across all social media to make sure what you’re sharing and with whom.”
If you spot a scam, you can report it to the BBB scam tracker. Your report can help others avoid falling victim to scams.