BBB Reminds Texans Not to Share Photos of Vaccine Cards Online
As COVID-19 treatments make their way around South Texas the Better Business Bureau is reminding Texans not to share photos of their vaccination card on social media.
Sure those who want the 'vaccine' want to share the news with their friends, but the Better Business Bureau is saying the photo of your card on social media is just about all a scammer needs to try to produce a fake vaccination card. The BBB also says a photo of the vaccination card could also help an online scammer possibly steal your identity in a story shared by KSAT.com.
The cards contain your full name, birthday, and other personal information that is best left out of photos or blurred out altogether. Over in Brittain, fake covid-19 vaccination cards can already be found for sale on eBay and even Tik Tok.
Many Americans are just being enthusiastic about getting the jab, but the BBB offers a few tips for being safe about sharing the fact that you have elected to get one of several treatments being offered.
1) Share your Vaccine Sticker: Instead of showing the vaccine card to social media, share the sticker instead. Sites like Facebook even have a frame available. Click here for more info on this.
2) Update Social Media Security Settings: It's always a good idea to review what your privacy settings are on social sites. Take a look a who you are sharing images with and make any needed adjustments.
3) Think Before You Share: Think first, even if the topic you are posting about is one that is on fire. A Vaccine photo may be trending online the day you post it and become something far more people see than one may have been prepared for. Vaccine photos or posts about your favorite things are all full of details that might commonly be used in passwords.