QR Code Phishing Scams Appearing on Parking Meters

San Antonio and Austin Texas police department are warning about bogus QR codes pasted to parking meters. When you scan the code, you end up at a phishing site that grabs your credit card /payment info. Since the money ended up in the scammer’s bank account, there was obviously no parking time credited to the meter. It is probably a good idea to look for signs of social engineering red flags on parking meter QR payment pages. Copycats are bound to take notice and replicate. Since the scammers have the victim’s payment info and the other personal data, they need to watch their bank accounts for additional frauds. Folks that are in a rush to park or looking for a relaxing night out might not be in a heightened state of awareness. The opportunity is ripe for social engineering.

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