If someone shows a card saying they're exempt from mask wearing, it's bogus

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This is what one of the cards looks like. (Courtesy image)

PORTLAND, Maine - The state's Attorney Generals office on Friday announced that fraudulent cards and other documents claiming to exempt bearers from wearing face masks are turning up in Maine.

The cards and other documents carry the official Department of Justice seal.

The reports indicate those handing out the cards claim the bearer is exempt from face mask requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Department of Justice also is aware of postings or flyers on the internet making the same claims. Many of these documents include the Department's seal.

These documents were not issued by the Department, and the Department does not endorse them. The Department also has not granted permission for the use of its seal for this purpose. Misuse of the Department seal is a federal crime.

The Department urges the public not to rely on the information contained in these documents and to visit for ADA information issued by the Department.

For more information and technical assistance about the ADA, please contact the ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) and 800-514-0383 (TTY).

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