Anchorage AK–U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at an express consignment facility at the port of Anchorage seized over 3,000 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards arriving from China.
The shipments of the cards are low-quality printing, and closely resemble the authentic Center for Disease Control (CDC) certificates provided by healthcare practitioners when administering the COVID vaccine.
“Getting these fraudulent cards off the streets and out of the hands of those who would then sell them is important for the safety of the American public,” said Lance Robinson, Area Port Director of the Area Port of Anchorage. “Looking out for the welfare of our fellow Alaskans is one of the many and varied responsibilities CBP is proud to take on.”
Recently, the border patrol has been seizing a high volume of counterfeit vaccination cards throughout the country.