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FAKE Vaccine Cards, it was only a matter of time

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It was inevitable and I said it when I first saw a card in real life. "Too damned easy to fake" is what I told my neighbor. 
 

Once you create a form of ID that’s needed to access something public, someone is going to fake it. And these vaccine “cards” are just slips of paper, nothing special about them. No watermarks, no stamps, no holographic marks, no embedded chips - just card stock from what I can tell. A half hour with PowerPoi;t or any other software and you are done. 
 

 

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A California bar owner has been arrested for allegedly selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in what's believed to be the first thwarted scheme of its kind.

 

Undercover agents with the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control bought the bogus cards for $20 each during multiple visits to the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, a small town in San Joaquin County.

 

The agents were told to write their names and birth dates on sticky notes and watched as employees cut the cards, added phony vaccination dates and laminated them, the Associated Press reported.

 

"On the back where they put the two dates when you were vaccinated, they used two different color pens to make it look like it was two different times," supervising agent Luke Blehm told the AP. "So they went to some effort to make it look authentic."

 

The owner, Todd Anderson, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with identity theft, forging government documents, falsifying medical records and having a loaded unregistered handgun, San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar said in a statement this week.

 

"It is disheartening to have members in our community show flagrant disregard for public health in the midst of a pandemic. Distributing, falsifying or purchasing fake COVID-19 vaccine cards is against the law and endangers yourself and those around you," Salazar said.

 

The vaccination card is now a valuable document used in some places to attend events or large venues. The European Union has proposed requiring proof of vaccination for tourists.

 

In March, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned the public that using fake vaccination cards bearing a government logo is a crime.

 

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25 mins ago, Bass Ackwards said:

How stooopid can people be, pay $20 for a fake card or get a real card for free. :laugh:

All it cost is an unproven experimental vaccine injected into your body.  I'll pay the $20 thanks. 

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10 mins ago, Kings over Queens said:

All it cost is an unproven experimental vaccine injected into your body.  I'll pay the $20 thanks. 

You will be happy when weewee grows his vag. giphy.gif

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I got both my shots of Moderna back in early April, virtually no side effects.  As I was scrutinizing the filled-out vaccination card I wondered how easy it would be to forge.  And now I know, it’s easy if you have computer skills.

I intend to keep my original card in the car in case it is needed as proof when visiting other states.  I’ll be spending 3 weeks in Maine this summer staying at a couple of different rental facilities.  All during 2020 the Maine governor got kinda fussy about Covid restrictions in Maine and its hospitality industry.

To keep my card in good shape I was thinking of having the card laminated.  Good idea or not???  I doubt any one would care if it was laminated, not even the powers that be.  I’m 75, and older senior citizens like me are generally more trusted than are younger citizens.  Just threw in that last sentence to flush-out the certainties.

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A good quality pdf was online within weeks of the first jab. Surprised it took this long to bust someone.

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2 hours ago, Bass Ackwards said:

How stooopid can people be, pay $20 for a fake card or get a real card for free. :laugh:

That there’s phunny

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Wake me up when someone got arrested with a fake card. Not the "selling" operation.  I can make my own fake card. Thank you very much.

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2 mins ago, hobobob said:

Wake me up when someone got arrested with a fake card. Not the "selling" operation.  I can make my own fake card. Thank you very much.

The guy in the op was arrested.

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2 hours ago, Bass Ackwards said:

How stooopid can people be, pay $20 for a fake card or get a real card for free. :laugh:

Ha! Darwinism at work.

You can’t fix stupid.

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3 mins ago, hobobob said:

Wake me up when someone got arrested with a fake card. Not the "selling" operation.  I can make my own fake card. Thank you very much.

I don't see how someone carrying a fake card will ever get arrested. Especially since getting vaxxed isn't a legal requirement. 

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1 hour ago, HJS said:

I got both my shots of Moderna back in early April, virtually no side effects.  As I was scrutinizing the filled-out vaccination card I wondered how easy it would be to forge.  And now I know, it’s easy if you have computer skills.

I intend to keep my original card in the car in case it is needed as proof when visiting other states.  I’ll be spending 3 weeks in Maine this summer staying at a couple of different rental facilities.  All during 2020 the Maine governor got kinda fussy about Covid restrictions in Maine and its hospitality industry.

To keep my card in good shape I was thinking of having the card laminated.  Good idea or not???  I doubt any one would care if it was laminated, not even the powers that be.  I’m 75, and older senior citizens like me are generally more trusted than are younger citizens.  Just threw in that last sentence to flush-out the certainties.

Do not laminate it. If they come up with booster shots it needs to go on your card

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1 hour ago, HJS said:

I got both my shots of Moderna back in early April, virtually no side effects.  As I was scrutinizing the filled-out vaccination card I wondered how easy it would be to forge.  And now I know, it’s easy if you have computer skills.

I intend to keep my original card in the car in case it is needed as proof when visiting other states.  I’ll be spending 3 weeks in Maine this summer staying at a couple of different rental facilities.  All during 2020 the Maine governor got kinda fussy about Covid restrictions in Maine and its hospitality industry.

To keep my card in good shape I was thinking of having the card laminated.  Good idea or not???  I doubt any one would care if it was laminated, not even the powers that be.  I’m 75, and older senior citizens like me are generally more trusted than are younger citizens.  Just threw in that last sentence to flush-out the certainties.

The laminating process can blackin out the vital information. I’m going to make a copy and laminate it, the original will be put away. 

 

Im assuming they were talking about hot laminating not cold. Like mentioned you will need it for future add ins of information. 

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