The BBB cautioned that some scammers are using quick response codes with malicious links.
Despite how useful quick response codes became throughout the pandemic, fraudulent QR codes have arisen, and the Better Business Bureau is cautioning consumers to be careful what they scan.
The BBB Scam Tracker has recorded a rise in the number of people being mislead via barcode.
According to the Better Business Bureau’s data, its BBB Scam Tracker is seeing a rise in the number of scammers using fraudulent QR codes to mislead people. These barcodes are found in everything from social media to texts, flyers, menus, and snail mail advertising, among other places. To learn more about the subject in question, the individual is supposed to use a smartphone to scan the barcode. Unfortunately, con artists have been using the barcodes as a way to link directly to malicious social media accounts or to automatically launch payment apps.
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