In a post on the microblogging website Twitter, the government warned against sharing Covid-19 vaccine certificates online. These certificates contain your personal information such as name, age and gender. This information, Twitter post says can be used by scammers to defraud people.
The tweet was shared from Cyber Dost’s official Twitter handle. It is a security and cybersecurity awareness handle that is used by the Home Office, Indian government.
Be careful not to share the #vaccination certificate on social media: https://t.co/Tt9vJZj2YK
– Cyber Dost (@Cyberdost) 1621928747000
“The Covid-19 vaccination certificate contains your name and other personal information. Avoid sharing your vaccination certificate on social media platforms as it can be misused by cyber fraudsters to defraud you, ”the image posted in the tweet reads.
After the first burst, the government will issue a preliminary certificate that includes the date of the second dose in addition to personal information. The certificate of completion is issued after the second dose.
This vaccination certificate can become important for many things in the future, including international travel. The certificate is available online and can be downloaded via the Aarogya Setu app as well CoWin Website. Log in to the Aarogya Setu app and go to the CoWin app. Enter your recipient ID here and tap the Get Certificate button to download. Alternatively, visit the CoWin website, enter the recipient ID and click the Search button to download the certificate.
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