QR codes are not intended to receive money. Know how to protect yourself against scams
It is very easy to fall prey to cybercrime if one is not vigilant. The final trick scammers use to scam unsuspecting people is to use QR (quick response) codes. Daily use of applications such as
Scanning QR codes only debits money from their account and there is no way to receive money through the process. Fraudsters often contact customers under various pretexts and trick them into scanning QR codes using apps on customers’ phones. By scanning these QR codes, customers can unknowingly authorize fraudsters to withdraw money from their accounts.
Be careful when scanning
Here’s how the QR code scam works:
The scammer sends you an image of a QR code on WhatsApp or any other image sharing app. The message will ask you to scan the code, enter an amount and enter your
Such scams are often reported on dealer websites. Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter was tricked out of Rs 34,000 while trying to sell an old sofa.
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But that shouldn’t deter you from using this convenient and fast payment method.
Banks frequently try to educate their customers so that they do not fall into this trap. Recently
The bank also shared a two and a half minute video explaining a situation of how scanning a QR code will actually cause money to be debited from your bank account.