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Cities in Texas hit by QR-code phishing scam

  • 9 days ago

Some Texas cities have been hit with a phishing scam designed to get users to pay for parking through fraudulent QR code stickers on public parking meters. Officials say the codes have already been discovered in Austin, Houston and San Antonio.

In all three cases, the cities do not use QR, or quick response, codes to link users to their parking payment system; meter payment can only be made through coins, cards or a ParkMobile smartphone app. With the falsified codes, hackers are redirecting unsuspecting users to a website where they are prompted to enter sensitive financial information under the guise of paying for the parking session.

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