How to Avoid a QR Code Scam

Scammers are using stickers to place their own QR codes on top of legitimate ones, especially in public places like airports. People who scan the fake QR codes are directed to malicious websites and prompted to provide information to be used for identity theft. Never scan a QR code on a removable sticker and be sure to use a secure QR reader app that checks the website the QR code is directing you to before it takes you there.