Hey Maine – Why You Shouldn’t Post Pics Of Your Vaccination Card
So, you just got your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thanks to you rolling up your sleeve, we are one step closer to life returning to normal. Not a "new normal"... A REAL normal. A normal where you can go to a concert at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, or check out Waterfront Wednesday in Augusta, check out the midway at the Windsor Fair, or just hang out with friends on the concourse in Waterville.
And, because of how proud you are, you want to post a pic on Facebook or Instagram. You didn't have a chance to snap a photo while you were getting jabbed in the arm, and taking a pic of your bandaid is going to look lame, so what do you do?
Then, you get the brilliant idea to post a picture of your vaccination card. Ya know, that card they gave you to remind you where you where and when you got vaccinated, along with the type of vaccine you got, and when you should got back for your second dose.
Even though it might seem like it would get a great reaction from your followers, it is not a good idea.
According to WMTW, police are warning people not to post photos of their vaccination cards because they contain personal information about you. That information includes your full name and your birthdate.
That personal information can then be used by identity thieves and scammers.
Sadly, law enforcement has seen a big increase in scams since the start of the pandemic. Lately, these scams have involved the distribution of the vaccine.
In the United Kingdom, there was even a case of a man selling fake vaccine injections to the elderly. The price? $200.
So, please be safe and keep your information private.
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