BBB Warns Not to Share Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card on Social Media
For those of you who have received one or both of your COVID-19 vaccines, this action may inspire a sense of pride and happiness. You may want to share this news with the world and what better way to do that than to share a photo of the vaccination card on Facebook or Instagram? Unfortunately, the Better Business Bureau tells us that is actually not a good idea.
According to a recent press release from BBB, the “self-identifying information on it makes you vulnerable to identity theft and can help scammers create phony versions.”
“Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as well as information about where you got your vaccine. If your social media privacy settings aren’t set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use.”
BBB claims that 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. Posting photos of your card can help provide scammers with the information they can use to create and sell phony ones.”
Just because you can’t share a photo of your vaccination card on social media doesn’t mean you can’t share your excitement with the world about you getting vaccinated. BBB suggests sharing a photo of the vaccine sticker or “set a frame around your profile picture.”