15/10/2021

AG requesting courts to authorize investigation into COVID vaccine card scammer

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Michigan Legal professional Standard Dana Nessel is requesting the authorization of an investigation into a man or woman selling pretend coronavirus vaccine playing cards. The authorization of the investigation has to go through the Macomb County Circuit Court.

According to Nessel, someone employed a bogus Fb account to promote blank COVID-19 vaccination cards to a mother to mother swap group in Macomb County. A specific agent with the place of work identified the faux account was less than the title of Kristin Holliday, which contained stock images and no affiliation of a genuine person according to the AG’s workplace.

The submit has since been eliminated.

The AG’s Business claims the use of stock shots and typical names have been famous in her request as hallmarks of fraudulent activity.

“Let this be a warning to those people who get a shot at shopping for or providing faux vaccination playing cards in Michigan,” Nessel said.  “Although this a person appears to be like to be just a revenue-for-nothing rip-off, we will dig into problems like this and vigorously pursue individuals who place life in threat with bogus vaccination cards.”

The ask for, submitted Monday, asks the Macomb Circuit Court docket to issue an order authorizing an investigation that will start with a subpoena to Facebook for data about the human being producing the online profile. Beneath the proposed get submitted with the petition, the Lawyer Normal would then have discretion to problem additional subpoenas dependent on what is figured out from Fb.

The Department’s petition can be discovered in this article.

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