Selling Or Buying Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards Could Cost You $5,000
Look, we know that not everyone wants to take the COVID-19 vaccine. There are a lot of people who don't believe that COVID-19 is anything but the flu, think that it's a government plot to control the population, is the way that the government is DNA typing all of us, or is just an out-and-out hoax. Those people are not going to get the vaccine if they can avoid it, but they are also finding out that there might be some instances where they might have to produce proof of the vaccine and if they won't get it, how could they prove it so they can do whatever it is they want to do? Get a fake vaccine card.
The FBI says that they have been getting reports of fake vaccine cards being sold on the internet on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. They've also been offered for sale on e-Bay and Shopify. There's only one rather large problem with doing that, you could be convicted for not only selling but also for buying a fake vaccine card. You could face a fine of up to $5,000 or 5 years in prison for each count against you.
If you don't want to get the vaccine that's your choice but flashing a card that says you've been vaccinated puts the rest of us at risk. By holding yourself out as safe, it gives others around you the false impression that they might be able to relax their protocols around you, and that isn't fair to everyone else they come into contact with after you.
There are some reports that airlines and concert or sports venues might require you to show a vaccination card to fly or get into their venue. By using a fake vaccine card you will continue letting the COVID-19 pandemic rage and that could mean potential further shutdowns. Get the vaccine. Wear your mask and wash your hands. We're all tired of this, not just you.
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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.