Ellison calls on internet platforms to prevent sale of fake vaccination cards

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Thursday sent a letter to a number of internet platforms asking them to prevent the sale of fraudulent vaccination cards.

The letter was sent to the CEOs of Twitter, eBay and Shopify.

The letter, which was signed by 45 attorneys general, asked the websites to monitor their platforms for ads or links selling the fraudulent card and to remove such ads or links.

Vaccination cards are provided to patients by their health care providers once they have received the vaccine.

"Minnesotans are people who care for each other. People who fake their vaccination status disrespect the vast majority of Minnesotans who have made sacrifices to care for each other during the pandemic — especially those families that have paid the ultimate sacrifice with the loss of a loved one," Ellison said. "We must all do everything we can to put an immediate halt to this practice. That includes Twitter, eBay, Shopify, and any online platform that is allowing it to continue."