Tech expert issues phishing warning as online scammers target bargain-hunting Brits

A tech expert has issued a warning about QR code scams that target online shoppers seeking a deal or discount during the January sales, also known as ‘quishing.’

QR code experts QRFY predict a surge in scams over the next month as cybercriminals replace square barcodes in emails and texts with fraudulent versions that allow them to steal users’ personal information – including their bank details.

And with many Brits feeling the pinch after Christmas, scammers will look to take advantage of bargain-hunting shoppers. This may include sending a fake QR code that offers an ‘exclusive discount’ or asking them to reinput their address to reorganise a ‘failed delivery.’More