Oakland, CA asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for California

Q: Is it legal to sell mock COVID-19 vaccination cards without official government seals?

According to the FBI, distributing "fake" COVID-19 vaccination cards is illegal because there are two official government seals in one of its corners. If an individual were to sell cards that closely resembled originals, except the cards did NOT have any government seals, would manufacturing and distributing such cards be considered illegal? Also, what if this individual intended for these cards to be used by buyers for entertainment purposes only?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, it is illegal to sell fake Covid 19 vaccination cards and you should be reporting the seller to the police or you could be considered an accessory to the crime.

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