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AG Nessel joins coalition urging stop to sale of fake vaccine cards


Michigan’s attorney general is joining with her counterparts around the country in urging online marketplaces to crack down on the sale of fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine cards.

AG Dana Nessel signed on to a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general this month calling on digital marketplaces like eBay and OfferUp to stop fraudulent card sellers.

The record cards are given out when someone receives their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

In a letter this week, the attorneys general shared an example of a posting on OfferUp of someone selling a stack of blank vaccine cards for forty dollars. 

With certain employers and universities beginning to mandate vaccinations, these fraudulent cards could be used to circumvent those rules. 

And while falsely claiming to be vaccinated is a health risk, the attorneys general also remind people the use of these fake cards violates state laws.