A black market has developed on the Internet and in chat rooms selling fake vaccine cards. A demand for vaccine cards has developed because employers, concerts and restaurants are requiring them. Vaccine cards are easy to counterfeit and can be shipped through the mail. eBay has removed or blocked 50 million listings.
In July, after a three month investigation, Julie Mazi, a licensed homeopathic health service doctor, was arrested at her office in Napa Valley, Calif. and charged for allegedly issuing fake vaccine cards and prescribing “immunization pellets” to patients that would protect patients from Covid-19.
The fake vaccine cards are sought by people who don’t want to get vaccinated or have put off getting vaccinated and need a card for employment.