Attempts to steal your personal information like passwords, Social Security Numbers or bank information come in all shapes and sizes.
Quick Response codes, or QR codes, have great potential to drive customers to legitimate websites and also enable convenient downloading of software. The cause for concern with these codes is that much of the content is obfuscated and often it is unclear where software is coming from and what features are automatically enabled. The key to protecting yourself is to not scan a code simply because you can. The long term effects of scanning a malicious code can be both costly and frustrating.
But there are ways to sniff out hoaxes and tell them apart from legitimate marketing:
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