August 16, 2021
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To Combat Sale of Fake Vaccine Cards, Buy Safe America Coalition Urges Senate to Pass INFORM Consumers Act
Bipartisan Consumer Protection Legislation Will Counter the Online Sale of Counterfeit Vaccine Cards and Other Dangerous Products
Washington, DC – Today, the Buy Safe America Coalition issued the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for a federal law enforcement crackdown on the online sale of fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.
“Far too often, criminals and scam artists are jumping from platform to platform with fake screen names and bogus business accounts, endangering countless Americans. We have seen it with everything from fake N-95 masks to knockoff electronics, said Michael Hanson, Buy Safe America Coalition spokesperson. “Much like fraudulent vaccine cards, these products are often coming straight from China-based companies and are putting the health and safety of American consumers at risk.”
“Majority Leader Schumer is right, we need a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise, and it starts with transparency and accountability on leading e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, eBay and Etsy. The Buy Safe America Coalition urges Senate leadership to bring the INFORM Consumers Act to the floor this fall,” added Hanson.
Visit BuySafeAmerica.org for more information about the growing problem of stolen and counterfeit goods, and solutions to better protect consumers and businesses.
The Buy Safe America Coalition represents a diverse group of responsible retailers, consumer groups, manufacturers, intellectual property advocates and law enforcement officials who support efforts at all levels of government to protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods.
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