Fraudulent QR Code Parking Payments

Fraudulent QR Code Parking Payments

13th of March, 2024

Recently, there have been reports around the country of scammers placing fake QR codes on parking meters. These QR codes lead unsuspecting drivers to unauthorised payment sites where they are prompted to input their personal and financial information. Unfortunately, this has led to instances of identity theft and financial loss.

To safeguard yourselves and others from falling victim to this scam, I urge you to take the following precautions:

1. Verify QR Codes: Before scanning any QR code for parking payment, carefully examine it for authenticity. Look for any signs of tampering or irregularities.

2. Use Official Payment Methods: Stick to using official payment methods provided by legitimate parking authorities or apps. Avoid making payments through unfamiliar QR codes or websites.

3. Stay Vigilant: Be on the lookout for any suspicious behaviour around parking meters, such as individuals tampering with them or loitering nearby.

4. Report Suspicious Activity: If you encounter any suspicious QR codes or witness suspicious behaviour related to parking payments, please report it to the authorities immediately.

By staying informed and vigilant, we can collectively combat this fraudulent scheme and protect ourselves and others from falling victim to financial scams.