IRS warns of child tax credit-related scams According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scammers have begun using QR codes to link you to malicious websites where you are prompted to enter personal information or login credentials. Other times, con artists have attempted to automatically launch payment apps.

The BBB says there are a number of methods to protect yourself against fraudulent QR codes.

While these scams differ greatly, they all have one thing in common — scammers hope you’ll blindly scan the code without taking a closer look. So what can you do to protect yourself?

Police in Lancaster receive 45 reports of unemployment fraud cases since July 1

If you receive a message from a friend or colleague containing a QR code, contact that person directly before scanning anything to make sure they haven’t been hacked. Unsolicited messages from strangers should never be scanned, even if they promise you exciting gifts or investment…

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