Many people have a side hustle that has kept their spirits high during these tough times.
But one man in the U.S took his pandemic hustle to the next level by allegedly selling over 600 fake COVID-19 vaccine cards, and now he’s facing major criminal charges.
Amar Shabazz, 23, is the man behind the scam operation where he reportedly purchased vaccination cards through a foreign online marketplace in order to sell them.
He apparently began promoting his forged product on his social media accounts.
Authorities say he was selling these cards for $75 each.
“Made 300 today. I’m sold out. Just bought 500 more cards. 60×500 is $30k. I’m gonna be rich,” he allegedly told a potential customer.
Reports also say that the 23-year-old was released from jail back in April after he was convicted on child pornography charges.
Shabazz could face up to 20 years each behind bars for mail fraud and obstruction of justice if convicted.