Who is Jasmine Clifford? IG user accused of selling fake vaccine cards
As the world continues to fight the novel coronavirus, an Instagram user who goes by the handle @AntiVaxMomma has been charged for allegedly selling “fake” COVID-19 vaccination cards.
The District Attorney’s office traced down and charged 13 people who had reportedly bought the fake cards from Jasmine. Along with her, another woman named Nadayza Barkley was also involved in the fake COVID-19 vaccine card scam, according to NBC.
Who is Jasmine Clifford and what did she do?
Jasmine Clifford is a 31-year-old woman from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, who has been charged for allegedly selling around 250 fake COVID-19 cards to people via her Instagram account.
The woman in question had more than 300,000 followers on her personal Instagram account.
According to Rolling Stone, Jasmine is also facing charges of “forged instrument” in the second degree, “offering a false instrument for filing” in the first degree, and “conspiracy “in the fifth degree.
She reportedly charged $200 for the cards and another extra $50 to register the buyers in the database.
The customers who Jasmine dealt with included people from hospitals and nursing homes.
Along with Jasmine, Nadayza, who is 27 years old, has been charged for entering at least 10 of the 13 buyers into the state database for vaccination registrations. The latter hails from Bellport, New Jersey.
Anti Vaxxer’s questionable actions on TikTok
Jasmine’s rather questionable activities weren’t just limited to Instagram. A TikToker, who goes by the handle @tizzyent, recently exposed Jasmine for “spreading anti-vaccine sentiment” on her multiple accounts, suggest reports.
Apparently, her bio on the app read, “DM for religious exemption letters”. When the TikToker approached her as an employee of Walgreen, Jasmine told her about another woman she had hired to enter people into the New York Vaccine system, referring to Nadayza.
Although Jasmine and Nadayza have been caught in their act, many including the authorities are surprised as to how the ring survived for so long.
AntiVaxMomma banned from social media
Jasmine’s Instagram account was soon banned after her alleged fake vaccine card business came to light. Facebook even issued a statement after removing her account from the platform earlier in August.
In a statement, one Facebook spokesperson said: “We prohibit anyone from buying or selling fake – or even genuine – COVID-19 vaccine cards. We removed Ms. Clifford’s account at the beginning of August for breaking our rules, and we will review any other account that might be doing the same thing.”