Did you know that email QR scams are on the rise? Scanning every QR code without caution can be risky, especially when it comes to email scams, so please be vigilant. We have listed some reasons as to why it is important not to indiscriminately scan QR codes received via email. To protect yourself from email scams involving QR codes you should:
1. Exercise Caution: Be sceptical of unsolicited emails and QR codes received via email, especially from unknown or not trusted sources.
2. Verify the Source: If you receive an email with a QR code, verify the sender’s identity through a trusted channel before scanning.
3. Use Trusted Apps: Use reputable QR code scanning apps that have built-in security features to detect and warn against potentially harmful QR codes.
4. Review Permissions: Before scanning a QR code, review the permissions the app is requesting. Avoid granting unnecessary access to your device’s features.
5. Educate Yourself: Stay informed about the latest email scams and phishing techniques to recognise potential threats. Below is an example of an email QR code scam. For security reasons, Chill IT has removed the scam QR code and we have redirected the QR code to our website
In summary, the importance of not scanning every QR code received via email, especially in the context of email scams, is to protect yourself from a wide range of security and privacy risks, including phishing attacks, malware, identity theft, and financial losses. Always exercise caution and verify the source before scanning QR codes from email messages. Please share this information with internal members of your organisation. If you have any questions regarding this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 1300 726 679.