In a world where almost everything has gone contactless, how often are you thinking twice about scanning QR codes? After learning about this discovery, you might be double-checking every time.
City officials in Texas reported over 100 incidents of people getting scammed into submitting their parking fees to a fraudulent website. QR code stickers strategically placed on parking meters directed unsuspecting users to a seemingly legit website and pretended to accept payment for the parking session. Instead of the funds going directly to the city, that money ended up in the hands of scammers.
When being prompted to submit payments online, pay close attention to the URL and assess the authenticity of the site before providing any information. However, paying with cash or via the appropriate smartphone app is the best approach.
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