Skip to Content

Experts warn post-vaccine selfies could lead to scams

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

DULUTH, MN -- Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is exciting, and millions are sharing news of their vaccinations on social media.

Experts say if you are not careful with what you post, it could make you vulnerable to scam artists.

Social media feeds have been flooded with people sharing post-vaccine selfies, often with their vaccination cards.

But officials at the Better Business Bureau say to keep that card out of view.

"We want to warn people not to post a photo of your vaccine card on any social media", said Lisa Schiller, spokesperson for Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin. "I think people would be really surprised to know what scammers can do with just a little bit of information."

Your name, birthday or vaccination location makes it surprisingly easy for scammers to steal your identity.

So, keep it secure on and off social media by storing it in a place where you can't lose it.

"We know that scammers overseas in Great Britain were caught selling the vaccine cards and photos of that on eBay and Tik Tok, and we have been saying that it is only a matter of time before similar cons come to the United States," said Schiller.

Another reminder of the era in which we live that requires extra care of your information.

"You don't wanna take any risks, so don't post your vaccine card," said Schiller.

If you think your personal information may have been compromised through a COVID vaccine scam, click here for more information.

Natalie Grant

Skip to content