The US Department of Justice is warning Americans about fraudulent cards distributed on Facebook by a group encouraging people to not wear masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The laminated cards feature an image of an eagle and say "Face Mask Exempt Card" in bold letters across the top. And there is a referene to the the Freedom to Breathe Agency But Freedom to Breathe Agency, the group that posted them on its website and distributed the cards, isn't a federal or state agency. It's a Facebook group that says on its website it's trying to stop face mask orders "from spreading nationwide and globally."
It's unclear if the cards were presented anywhere by anyone.
There are multiple versions of the main card, including specific ones for Colorado and California.
Some of the cards were even made to look more official, bearing the seal of the Department of Justice.
Luckily the group disappeared from Facebook and their website disappeared on Thursday afternoon.
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