BBB warns: Stop putting your coronavirus vaccine card on social media

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(WJW) — After the wildness of 2020, getting vaccinated against coronavirus is more than a thrilling prospect. It’s a source of joy and hope — something you want to share, and social media platforms allow you to do just that by posting a photo of your vaccine card online.

But the Better Business Bureau is asking the vaccinated among us to think before posting. The cards contain private information, including a person’s full name and birthday, things that could be used illegally if put into the wrong hands.

Fake vaccine cards have reportedly been sold in the United Kingdom and the BBB says it’s only a matter of time before that scam occurs in North America.

Instead, the BBB suggests sharing your recent vaccine on social media in the following ways:

  • Take a photo of your vaccine sticker or use a profile frame that says you got vaccinated. That way you’re not sharing personal details.
  • Set privacy settings that only share your personal updates with friends and family.
  • In general, be wary of social media trends and questionnaires. “Some of these ‘favorite things’ [such as songs, TV shows or even cars you previously owned] are commonly used passwords or security questions,” the BBB said.

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