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Mobile Phone crimes

Users are often distracted when on their mobile devices, making them more likely to be victimized by attacks. There are two common threats at the moment:

  1. Hacking via QR codes: A QR code is like a barcode and when your phone scans over it, it takes you to a website. Criminals are sticking malicious QR codes over real ones in public places like car parks, restaurants and even banks, fooling people into handing over personal/bank details when you think you are paying for something legitimately.

  2. Stealing your phone on a restaurant table: There is a significant increase in the physical theft of mobile phones in restaurants. At some point we have all put our phone on the table while we chat, drink and eat. The thieves are exploiting this behaviour Read more about these frauds and how to avoid them here


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