Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense against fake COVID-19 vaccine ID cards.
The Delta variant is causing many Oregon governments, schools, and businesses to issue new mandates concerning vaccines, testing, and mask-wearing. While we all learn to navigate this new world, one thing is clear: more and more of us will be asked to prove that we are vaccinated. For some people, their employer may require it. For others, it may be the neighborhood restaurant or bar owner who wants to know your status before you are allowed to enter. At this point, that vaccination card you received when you got your shots is like gold. It’s not surprising that scammers are trying to make a buck on the situation by creating fraudulent cards… but there is also concern that unvaccinated people are looking to skirt the rules with unauthorized fakes.
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center—or