A New Jersey stripper was exposed on Tuesday as the alleged mastermind of a scheme to sell phony vaccination cards through social media – but an internet sleuth already uncovered her sick scam to his 2 million viewers on TikTok.
Jasmine Clifford, 31, of Lyndhurst, sold fake Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards for $200 apiece and entry into the legitimate New York database for another $250, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said Tuesday.
But TikTok user Michael, using the handle @TizzyEnt, blew the case wide open last week, outlining the COVID scam in a now-viral post.
“I’m glad to see that action was taken,” Michael told The Post on Tuesday about the bust.
“If nothing else it could scare her into stopping. This is a public health issue, my friend last week died of COVID and it’s not the first person I know.”
The 45-year-old TikToker, who lives in Florida, asked that his last name not be published due to death threats over his videos.
Michael’s first post on the scam showed that an account affiliated with Clifford, @AntiVaxMomma, had offered bogus vaccine proof through an Instagram story.
The popular TikTok user then discovered the account @5StarJazziii, also associated with Clifford. This account actually posted an ad that asked for co-conspirators in the hustle.
“Also looking to expand my team if you have computer access. (hospital, cvs, etc) DM ASAP,” 5StarJazziii wrote in a post with emojis of bags of money, according to screenshots of the now-deleted account.
Michael then hatched his own clever plan to catch the covid crook.
He posed as a Florida-based Walgreen’s employee and messaged 5StarJazzii, claiming he wanted to take part in a fraudulent vaccine scheme.
In screenshots of text messages posted by Michael, 5StarJazziii outlines the effort to enter fake vaccination data into the legitimate database in New York.
“She told me someone in New York who was working for her made 30 cards per day, and she was making $10,000 per week,” Michael said. “What is the domino effect [of her actions]?”
When Michael’s video was widely circulated, a new account @AntiVaxMomma2 – which was apparently launched when the original @AntiVaxMomma account was deleted – urged followers to report Michael’s video and account.
Later, the 5StarJazziii account claimed to have been hacked, according to Michael’s screenshots.
“For all those sending me that crazy mans video that is not my phone number nor do I know what he’s talking about just report the post & his page for harassment thanks guys,” the account posted, according to Michael’s screenshots.
The DA said Clifford would charge $200 per card and accept payment through Zelle or CashApp.
For another $250, customers could also get their name entered into the New York State Immunization Information System, prosecutors said.
Nadayza Barkley, 27, who worked in a medical clinic in Patchogue, entered the names of the customers, prosecutors charged.
There were 250 fake CDC cards and at least 10 false entries in the database, prosecutors said.
Those included at least 13 “public-facing” employees in New York who worked in industries such as nursing homes and hospitals, all of whom were charged, prosecutors said.
Michael was mortified to learn so many health professionals were in on the scam.
“Thirteen frontline workers: that’s terrifying,” he said.