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Better Business Bureau warns against posting COVID vaccine card selfies

After living through the coronavirus pandemic for over a year, getting your first or, even last, COVID-19 vaccine can be very exciting. You are so elated; you want to share it with the rest of the world by posting a selfie with your COVID-19 vaccine card.


(Photo courtesy: Better Business Bureau)

However, the Better Business Bureau advises against that. While you have seen many of your friends, colleagues, and family members take selfies with their vaccine cards, the BBB warns that valuable information in those cards--including your full name, your birthday, and vaccination site--exposes you to potential scammers.


Instead, here are some ways you can mark the occasion safely via social media:

  • Sharing your vaccine sticker or use a profile frame instead.
  • Review your security settings. If you only want friends and family to see your posts, be sure that is how your privacy settings are configured.
  • Be wary of answering popular social media prompts. Sharing your vaccine photo is just the latest social trend. Think twice before participating in other viral personal posts, such as listing all the cars you have owned (including makes/model years), favorite songs, and top 10 TV shows. Some of these “favorite things” are commonly used passwords or security questions.

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