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As more businesses are requiring their employees
to be vaccinated in order to return to the workplace, they continue to face
vaccine card fraud by workers.
"Similar to fake IDs used by underage students to obtain alcohol, the
Internet seems to have spawned a cottage industry marketing bogus cards,"
said Kevin Troutman, an attorney with Fisher Phillips in Houston. Fake
vaccination documents can be purchased through a variety of social media sites
and other Internet platforms, he said.
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How Can Employers Recognize Fake
SHRM | Jul 2022As a vulnerable industry already inundated with sick
patients, the healthcare community is not immune from the scammers; therefore,
companies should be vigilant and thorough in verifying employee, patient,
and/or visitor vaccine status.
increase of fake vaccination cards and what it means for healthcare employers
Fisher Phillips via Houston Medical Journal | Jan 2022As vaccine mandates increase, employers may face
yet another headache in the continuing stream of pandemic-related concerns:
employees presenting fake cards when asked to establish proof of vaccination.
What can you do if you believe an employee has presented a fake vaccine card?
And can your company be liable for relying on such falsified records?Fake Vaccine Cards May Become
Employers’ Next New Headache: 5 Steps to Protect Your Company
Fisher Phillips | Oct 2021Tie the use of fake vaccination cards to your
employment disciplinary process. This might include reviewing your employee
handbook to the extent you have provisions that prohibit your employees from
engaging in fraud, lying, or other similar conduct at work, and reminding
employees of the disciplinary measures that may be taken in the event they
violate these policies. You may also
want to revisit your mandatory vaccination policy to determine whether the
addition of a caveat regarding the use of fake vaccination cards is warranted.Dealing With the Rise of Fake
Ulmer | Nov 2021
Employers disciplining employees who lie about getting COVID-19 vaccinations should do so consistently and thoughtfully to avoid liability. But don't let misrepresentations go unaddressed. Disciplining Workers for Lies About VaccinationsSHRM | May 2021 Please complete the brief survey
near the bottom of this page.OSHA ETS FAQ Addresses Fake Vaccination Cards
While employers may not invite or facilitate fraud, the ETS does not require
employers to monitor for or detect fraud. By defining what constitutes
acceptable proof of vaccination under the ETS, OSHA is ensuring that employers
can accept proof meeting the requirements for purposes of
compliance with the standard. However, the standard’s requirements for proof of
vaccination are integral to ensuring that employees are protected
appropriately, either through vaccination (the preferred and most effective
workplace control in this ETS), or through regular testing and use of face
coverings. Therefore, it is paramount that employees provide truthful
information regarding their vaccination status.
Read the rest of the FAQ:
4.H. Do I have any responsibility or associate liability if
an employee is fraudulent in representing their vaccine status?
OSHA ETS FAQsTips for Spotting a Fake Vaccine Card 5 ways to spot fake COVID vaccination cardsJJ Keller | Aug 2021Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Are a Safety Threat. Here's How to Spot ThemVery Well Health | Aug 2021How to tell if a vaccine card is real or fake Business Insider | Oct 2021 Seized counterfeit COVID vaccine cards have two tell-tale signs, CBP says King 5 News | Sep 2021 Video: How to spot a fake COVID-19 vaccine card WUSA9 | May 2021 Reporting Fake Cards to … the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center the HHS's Office of Inspector General the DOJ's National Center for Disaster Fraud Related Reading Charges:
Nurses made $1.5 million off fake vaccination cards
Associated Press | Feb 2022
a Falsified COVID-19 Vaccination Card Becomes a State Crime in New York
D’Emilia Law | Jan 2022Three Players Suspended by N.F.L. for
Faking Vaccination Status
The New York Times | Dec 2021Fake Vaccine Card Sales Have Skyrocketed Since Biden Mandate PEW Trusts | Sep 2021 Don't buy fake COVID-19 vaccine cards or negative test results. Here's why FTC | Aug 2021 What Happens If You're Caught With A Fake Vaccine Card? WEVV 44 News | Sep 2021 Lost your vaccine card? Here's how to prove you're fully vaccinated MPR News | Sep 2021
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