Attorney General, FBI cracking down on sale of fake vaccine cards


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fake vaccination cards, you wouldn’t think that’s really a big deal. However, the Attorney General and now the FBI is involved, and they say it is spreading rapidly across the Internet.

“People are offering fake vaccination cards on Twitter and eBay and Shopify and online platforms, and it’s really dangerous,” said Attorney General William Tong.

Twitter saying they have already taken down more than 22,000 posts, and actively challenging 11 million more tweets that violate their policies. William Tong is joining forces with 45 other attorneys general from around the country, asking social media to stay on top of it.

“They’ve got to monitor their platforms actively, both with human people looking at the postings, also using algorithms, they have to kick people off,” Tong said.

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