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Fake COVID-19 vaccine cards online worry college officials

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) With more than 600 colleges and universities now requiring proof of COVID-19 inoculations, an online industry has sprung up offering fake vaccine cards.

Dozens of students interviewed by The Associated Press said they were aware of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, though none admitted to actually using one. On the dark web, sellers on some websites list COVID-19 vaccine cards, certificates and passports for sale, some costing €400 Euros or about $473 in U.S. dollars.

The easy access to fake documents has set off alarms at some schools where officials worry that unvaccinated students with forged credentials might cause an outbreak.

The Associated Press

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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  1. Well, what did you think was going to happen when you started issuing the vaccination information on index cards stamped with an ink pad, date and lot number with name. This is the most duplicatable system ever devised and the most stupid thing you could duplicate. You want to be unprotected and be at risk of dying from COVID19 so you fake a crude index card proof of vaccination, which by the way is probably traceable and when your card information is exposed you lose whatever you gained in the first place.

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