DATCP Issues Warning On Scanning QR Codes

State protection officials are reminding you to protect your phone from malicious QR scans. Those are commonly found on ads or coupons and are handy links to websites. But Consumer Protection Director Michael Domke says you should always check where that link is going before you click okay on your phone.

“Important to make sure when you are scanning those codes that again it’s taking you to the location that you wanted to go to or appears to at least.”

Scanning malicious codes could open up your phone to malware or hackers or other issues. If you are worried about the code, use your phone’s official QR software to scan it, or use an anti-malware program.