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NJ Fights Distribution of Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

By Elizabeth Scalzo

Editor-in-Chief 

If it wasn’t already hard enough to get it, now fake COVID-19 vaccination cards are being sold across the U.S. and New Jersey is among the states trying to fight against it. 

The FBI released a memo that the production, sale or purchase of fake vaccination cards could have serious consequences, according to Patch.com.

New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, along with 47 other Attorney Generals across the U.S. have called on major tech companies such as Twitter and Ebay to condone the marketing of fake vaccination cards on their platforms, Patch.com continues. 

Some of the sellers are counterfeiting by taking social media images people have posted of their vaccination cards and reproducing them, Patch.com continues. 

The FBI and other state officials have said not to post photos of your vaccination card to help protect against fraud, Patch.com says. 

Fake vaccination cards could only cause the pandemic to last longer and delay us from getting back to anything close to normal. 

COVID-19 Numbers

From yesterday to today, there was an increase of 3,599 new cases in New Jersey, with 376 new cases from Bergen county.  

Sun. 4/11/2021Sat. 04/10/2021
New Jersey950,000947,000
Bergen County95,84295,466

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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