FBI reminds consumers to take care when scanning QR codes

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has cautioned device users about common criminal tactics. The FBI has issued a warning to device users, cautioning that cybercriminals can tamper with QR codes in order to swipe a scanner’s information. They aren’t telling consumers not to use the barcodes but are instead recommending that people take care. QR codes have become extremely commonplace since the start of the pandemic. Businesses of all forms put them into use to help ensure that information that once would have been provided on printed materials would be…

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She-Hulk series QR codes have fans scanning for Easter Eggs

QR codes - She-Hulk Episode 1 HIDDEN QR CODE & Easter Eggs - The Playground Buzz - YouTube

The Marvel show has included hidden barcodes viewers can spot and scan with their phones. QR codes aren’t anything new to Disney+ Marvel, which loves to tuck the little scannable Easter Eggs into their episodes so fans can discover and decipher them. The new She-Hulk: Attorney at Law series has tucked a number of them into its episodes as well. The QR codes in the new She-Hulk series are primarily designed to provide scanners with previews of comic books the subscription service Marvel Unlimited has to offer. For instance, in…

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QR codes will be used by almost 100 million Americans by 2025

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Consumers across the United States will be using the quick response barcodes for a range of uses. A growing number of consumers in the United States are scanning QR codes for a spectrum of different uses and applications. These uses include a broad number of reasons that include everything from information to payments. New research shows that the number of American consumers using their smartphones for scanning QR codes is growing very rapidly, according to an Insider Intelligence forecast. The uses for these barcodes will include everything from gaining more…

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QR codes help awareness campaign to generate donations

QR codes - Tim Hortons Coffee Cup

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps has integrated the barcodes to make it easy for guests to scan and support. Tim Hortons Foundation Camps worked with Scanbuy, Inc, global leader in mobile marketing solutions, for its 31st annual Camp Day that was held on July 13th, integrating QR codes to make it easier for guests to be able to support the campaign. Restaurant owners across the US and Canada donated 100 percent of hot and iced coffee proceeds. The donations were in support of Tim Hortons Foundation Camps. This year was the…

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Bacardi launches QR code wearable album clothing at Paris Fashion Week

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The brand has brought a number of trends together in its apparel-based promotional marketing. Bacardi Rum launched a new QR code apparel promotional campaign just in time for Paris Fashion Week and is bringing together a number of trends to complete its design. The quick response codes were combined with musician partnerships and streetwear collabs. Bacardi worked with producer Boi-1da and streetwear brand NAHMIAS to create a branded apparel line featuring a QR code that can be scanned. Anyone who scans the barcode will be able to listen to music…

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