PALM: Never underestimate a scammer. The number of ways unscrupulous people can steal from people, especially those who are less tech-savvy, is staggering. A scheme recently discovered in several US cities involves placing QR tags on parking meters that direct users to fake websites and then collecting the victim's payment details.
While many people may recognize the site address as suspicious and its very rudimentary design as a red flag, it is possible that a scammer has deceived at least a few people into providing their information. The QR tag itself also looks very inconvenient on the meter. pic.twitter.com/Gb8gytCYn7- Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) January 3, 2022
Authorities are advising anyone who may have entered their profile on the fraudulent site to file a police report with contact your card seller. To reverse any payment, the City of Houston is reported to not use QR codes in its parking meters, nor accept payment through this method. p>
For those who use coins, bills or cards, do not use traditional credit, it is the safest way. parking fees are paid through the official apps downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Vehicles are designed. Their use for destructive purposes during construction is not a new phenomenon. It has always been popular as a way to spread malware. p>