(WFXR) — With more schools and businesses requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, federal authorities have seen an increase in fake coronavirus vaccination cards.
According to research conducted by schoolauthority.org, a college resource site, Virginia ranks eighth in states showing interest in fake vaccine cards.
Texas is at the top of the list.
Geotagged Twitter data in the last month was used to create the map. This included tracking tweets, hashtags, and keyword phrases showing interest in fake vaccine cards, such as #fakevaccinecard, #fakecovidcard, “buy fake vaccine card,” “buy vaccine card,” etc.
The FBI warns buying or selling fake vaccine cards can be a federal offense, punishable by up to five years in prison.
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