Vaccination Cards & Phishing Scams
Every individual over the age of 16 is now eligible to get their vaccine in the U.S. This means that vaccinations are continuing to roll out at an incredibly high rate. As a result of this, we are starting to see a new trend for cybercriminals. With this being said, simply think twice before posting your vaccination card. Every single card has your name, date and the location of your vaccination on them. Publishing this personal information on any media platform is a gold mine for cybercriminals looking to steal your identity. Furthermore, these actions have also resulted in fraud, making it easy enough for someone to simply copy and resell your information to a random individual. This allows an unvaccinated individual to lie about their identity, as they can travel freely.
We want you to stay safe, while protecting your privacy
As these fraudulent actions have increased, The FBI responded by issuing a warning to those selling or buying vaccination cards,
“If you did not receive the vaccine, do not buy fake vaccine cards, do not make your vaccine cards, and do not fill in blank vaccination record cards with false information,” the warning from the FBI said. “By misrepresenting yourself as vaccinated when entering schools, mass transit, workplaces, gyms, or places of worship, you put yourself and others around you at risk of contracting COVID-19.”
Think twice about posting your personal information
Every time you post personal information on any media platform you are instantly helping scammers obtain valuable information that can potentially harm the community around you. You can avoid this by simply not posting your vaccination card. As a result, you are now protecting yourself as well as the community around you.
Furthermore, a much safer alternative is to post your “I got vaccinated” sticker on any platform of your choosing. This allows others to confirm that you have been vaccinated without having to put your identity at risk. However, if you have already posted your card without covering up your personal information, please take it down. Protect yourself and the people around you!
How can we help?
As technology inevitably evolves, so do all the tricks within every cyberattack and phishing scam. This makes it incredibly hard for companies to decipher between what is credible and what is fraudulent. This is where our company can help guide you through the necessary steps in order to avoid future security attacks in the future. We want to protect your privacy! Please follow the links below, or set up a time to get to know our company and what we can do for you at firstname.lastname@example.org