GREENSBORO, NC – North Carolina leads the fight against counterfeit CDC vaccination cards for sale online. Attorney General Josh Stein and Tennessee AG brought their colleagues together – a total of 45 attorneys general signed this letter.
The document calls on the CEOs of Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to take immediate action to monitor their platforms for counterfeit cards, remove the ads immediately, and keep a record of the ads so that states can take action Seller.
In their letter, the attorneys general urge the CEOs to:
2 Wants To Know spoke to NC AG Stein about the problem on March 22, 2021 after we found one location after another that offered blank and forgivable COVID vaccination cards.
Stein told us sellers could face a fine of $ 5,000 per violation.
“If anyone out there sees someone on the internet selling one of these cards, please let my office know as this is a violation of state law. It would be deceiving. You can’t sell a card that is supposed to be from the CDC, if you’re not the CDC, “said Stein.
Stein says these fake vaccination cards put us all at risk and the people who buy these cards, extending the measures that most of us want, would go away. Check the NC DOJ fraud prevention page.
AGs who signed the letter: Attorney General Stein and Attorney General Slatery are jointly sending this letter with attorneys general of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Columbia District, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky , Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming