Congratulations on getting your COVID-19 vaccine! Now keep your vaccine card to yourself or you might fall victim to identity theft. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General warns consumers against posting photos of COVID-19 vaccination cards on social media. Anything posted online that contains personal identifying information can be used by scammers looking to steal your identity.
Whether it be opening new lines of credit, accessing your healthcare benefits, or a laundry list of other uses by identity thieves, the goal is to always defend yourself from these schemes. While social media can be a great place to share exciting news, leave the vaccination cards out of camera view.
Fraud takes all forms. ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit encourages you to stay vigilant in monitoring for schemes aimed at stealing your personal information or the money directly from your wallet.