The Department of Justice is warning people about the fake "mask exempt" cards that are being circulated.

Face mask "exemption" cards have been circulating around social media; apparently, they're being sold for about $50 per box of 500 and they are NOT legitimized by ANY government agency.

The printing on the card reads:

Face mask "exemption" cards are fakes, feds warn

"Wearing a face mask posses a mental and/or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), I am not required to disclose my condition to you," states the card, which misspells 'poses'."

If you look carefully, several words on the card are misspelled. The Department of Justice has not issued these cards, nor has any other government agency. The eagle logo is being used on the cards without the department's permission.

As for the "Freedom to Breathe" agency, all we know is that it's not a government agency. From our research, it doesn't exist. In fact, if you go to, it's actually a pro-mask website.

Your business will NOT be fined if somebody presents this card. It's also called the Americans with Disabilities Act, not the Americans with Disability Act.

It's actually a pretty simple concept: if you don't like a business's mask policy, go somewhere else. Busting out a fake "mask exemption" card like it's your FBI badge isn't going to get you anywhere.

And while we're at it, do me a favor - I have asthma, and I want you to STOP USING PEOPLE LIKE ME as reasoning for your anti-mask movement. I wear a mask every time I leave the house, and I'm able to manage just fine. Find another martyr for your cause.

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