QR codes, which emerged as a quick response to the traditional barcode system, have become an indispensable part of our digitized world. These two-dimensional codes, originally developed to make it easier to scan product information, are now used far beyond retail.
From advertising campaigns and event tickets to payment systems and educational materials, they make it easy to access information and services with a simple scan. But their simplicity and versatility have also made them an attractive target for scammers. As with many technological advances, there are people who misuse them for fraudulent purposes, putting users’ safety at risk. It is therefore essential to be aware of the potential dangers and how to protect yourself from such threats.