These vaccinations are free and available everywhere. If you do not wish to receive a vaccine, that is your decision. But don’t order a counterfeit, waste my [officers’] time, break the law, and misrepresent yourself. — Michael Neipert, CBP area port director of Memphis
These vaccinations are free and available everywhere. If you do not wish to receive a vaccine, that is your decision. But don’t order a counterfeit, waste my [officers’] time, break the law, and misrepresent yourself. — Michael Neipert, CBP area port director of Memphis
Federal agents seize thousands of fake covid vaccination cards destined for locations across U.S.
Bundles of counterfeit coronavirus vaccination cards printed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention logo have been shipped from Shenzhen, China, to recipients all around the United States, as some unvaccinated people try to evade restrictions that require proof of the shot to enter certain bars, schools and public spaces.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said in a Friday statement that agents have seized thousands of fake vaccination cards passing through Memphis, a shipping hub.

“These vaccinations are free and available everywhere,” Michael Neipert, CBP area port director of Memphis, said in a statement. “If you do not wish to receive a vaccine, that is your decision. But don’t order a counterfeit, waste my [officers’] time, break the law, and misrepresent yourself.”

The agents confiscated 121 packages filled with more than 3,000 fake vaccination cards, according to the CBP. Officers realized the cards were fake because the packages were not sent by the CDC or another medical organization. The forms also had errors, including misspellings, unfinished words and incorrect Spanish translations, the agency said.


Making or buying a counterfeit card violates federal laws against the unauthorized use of an official government agency’s seal, which can result in a fine and up to five years in prison, according to the FBI.
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