FTC Warns of Scammers Using Dangerous QR Codes, Urges Vigilance

The FTC has warned consumers about the potential dangers of scanning QR codes. These codes, which can be found in public places or sent via email or text, may lead to fake or malicious websites that aim to steal personal information or scam individuals. Scammers are using QR codes to mislead individuals into entering sensitive payment or personal information into fake websites. The FTC advises consumers to be cautious when scanning QR codes, especially those found in public places, and to carefully inspect the URL before visiting the website. This warning comes as tens of thousands of QR code attacks have been documented, highlighting the need for consumers to be vigilant and skeptical of any QR code they come across.