Be careful when scanning QR codes, Ridge Meadows RCMP warns

Quick Response codes are tiny stamp-sized tags that, with a quick scan, take smartphones to product websites.

  • Aug. 14, 2012 8:00 p.m.

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Ridge Meadows RCMP are issuing a friendly reminder: Don’t scan every QR code with your smartphone.

Quick Response codes are tiny stamp-sized tags that, with a quick scan, take smartphones to product websites.

They’re often found on products, such as shampoo bottles, as well as in magazine ads. But don’t scan QR codes you see on lampposts, subway posters or on the sides of buildings – they may take your phone to websites loaded with malware.

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