Attorneys General Take Aim at Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

  • The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 45 AGs to Twitter, Inc., eBay, Inc., and Shopify urging them to prevent the use of their platforms for selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.
  • According to the letter, blank or fraudulently completed vaccine cards bearing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo are being marketed and sold through Twitter, eBay, and Shopify. The letter argues that these cards present a health threat and that their marketing and sale are a violation of many states’ consumer protection laws.
  • The letter urges the companies to monitor and take down advertising and links to fake card sellers and to preserve records that would aid in identifying the marketers and sellers of fake cards. The letter seeks a swift response from the companies explaining how they will comply with the AGs’ request.