Fake COVID vaccine cards warning: You can report suspicious activity

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As millions across the country continue to be vaccinated against COVID-19, some people are buying fake vaccine cards online.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the FBI are investigating this growing trend. There’s currently no federal system to authenticate the CDC’s vaccination cards, which makes it easy for scammers to make them.

Experts say a digital verification or QR code may roll out eventually.

To report suspicious activity involving fake vaccination record cards, call 1-800-HHS-TIPS.

Experts also say that when you get your real vaccine card, don’t take a selfie with it. Bad actors are pulling people’s personal information from cards posted to social media.

More: Why you shouldn’t post a selfie with your COVID vaccine card


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Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.