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Are QR Codes the New Scam?

QR codes are convenient and easy to use. But they also come with an unfortunate dark side. 

How a QR Scam Works 

The scammer prints out a fake QR code. 

They place it over a legitimate one.  

You come along and scan the fake QR code.  

The code may direct you to a phishing website. 

Or inadvertently download malware or a malicious app.  

Stay Vigilant: Tips for Safe QR Code Scanning 

  • Verify the Source 

  • Use a QR Code Scanner App 

  • Inspect the URL Before Clicking 

  • Avoid Scanning Suspicious Codes 

  • Be Wary of Websites Accessed via QR Code 

Contact Us About Phishing Resistant Security Solutions 

Article information from The Technology Press


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