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Alert: Do not scan such QR codes even by mistake, otherwise your account may be empty in a jolt

People send fake QR codes through messages on mobile or fake messages are sent to your computer. The temptation to scan in it is given.




The Union Home Ministry has cautioned people not to scan the QR code found on any unknown source or on the phone. If you scan, money can be withdrawn from your account by fraudulently. On behalf of the Union Home Ministry, ‘Cyber ​​Dost’ has tweeted warning people. Cyber ​​buddy is a social media platform to spread awareness among people in the field of cyber security.

QR code ie quick response code is a way of quick work in the world of electronics. This code is in the form of symbol letters which we cannot read ourselves. It requires a special device to be read or it can be read with the help of a scanner installed in the device. It is a type of matrix barcode that contains many types of information. The QR Code was first introduced to the automotive industry, but today its scope is wide. There is hardly any sector left where it is not being used. Incidents of fraud have also increased due to excessive use.

The Union Home Ministry has cautioned people not to scan the QR code found on any unknown source or on the phone. If you scan, money can be withdrawn from your account by fraudulently. On behalf of the Union Home Ministry, ‘Cyber ​​Dost’ has tweeted warning people. Cyber ​​buddy is a social media platform to spread awareness among people in the field of cyber security.

QR code ie quick response code is a way of quick work in the world of electronics. This code is in the form of symbol letters which we cannot read ourselves. It requires a special device to be read or it can be read with the help of a scanner installed in the device. It is a type of matrix barcode that contains many types of information. The QR Code was first introduced to the automotive industry, but today its scope is wide. There is hardly any sector left where it is not being used. Incidents of fraud have also increased due to excessive use.

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Take the example of Aadhaar to understand the QR code. Nowadays, a new secure QR code appears on Aadhaar. It contains the complete information about the photo and demographic (information related to demographics) of the Aadhaar card holder. The QR code associated with Aadhaar is taper-proof as it is digitally recognized by UIDAI.

Aadhaar QR Code

Aadhaar’s QR code includes reference code, card holder name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, email address, home address, photograph and 2048 bit digital signature. It can be scanned with a handheld scanner device, Android based app and iOS based app. Apart from this, every day there is a QR code on every product, from which all information about the product can be found. QR codes are also used for mobile payments at point of sale (POS). Its circulation has increased rapidly in the Corona period. From buying milk to rationing and even auto rentals, people are using QR code scans.

Mobile Wallet Payment

For this, mobile wallet or bank app gives the facility of scanner. Money is deducted from the wallet or bank app as soon as the QR code is scanned. This frees you from the hassle of cash. That is, your mobile works in a way both bank and cash. But the question is how safe is the scan of the QR code. There is no problem in using the QR code in the services provided by the government or the Reserve Bank, but nowadays frauds are happening too. Therefore, the Ministry of Home Affairs has told that do not scan the unknown QR code, otherwise your account can be cleared.

QR code fake

People send fake QR codes through messages on mobile or fake messages are sent to your computer. The temptation to scan in it is given. There has been an incident in many places in which the account becomes empty as soon as the scan of the unknown QR code is done. This is a new form of fraud. Therefore, the government has suggested to avoid it. The government has clarified that until the complete information about QR is available, the PoS should be scanned only if the POS is reliable. Otherwise, the risk may be greater.

 

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