QR codes are not meant to receive money. Know how to safeguard yourself against scam
It is very easy to fall prey to cybercrime if one is not vigilant. The latest trick that fraudsters are using to con unsuspecting people is through (Quick Response) QR codes. Everyday use of apps like
Scanning QR codes only allows money to be debited from one’s 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 the apps on the customers’ phones. By scanning such QR codes, customers may unknowingly authorise the fraudsters to withdraw money from their accounts.
Be cautious while scanning
Here is how the QR code scam works:
The fraudster sends you a picture of a QR code on WhatsApp or any other picture-sharing app. The message will ask you to scan the code, enter an amount, and enter your