Just thought I’d put this out there, FWIW.
This afternoon I was trying to set up a new wifi extender. I reached a point in the instructions that said to download a certain app from either the Apple or Google store — or scan the QR code. I already had my phone in one hand and instructions in the other so I scanned the code and a registration form popped up.
Long story short, the form was actually for an outfit called Fraavy.com, not the wifi extender company. No relationship at all. A Google search found Fraavy is a totally different outfit and likely a scam. (If they aren’t a scam, then their business model SUCKS.) If not a scam then it’s at least deceptive practices.
I immediately called my bank and canceled my card before any unauthorized charges were made, either by Fraavy or by anyone else to whom they might give or sell my info.
Supposedly I can go to Fraavy’s website and cancel my subscription but I’m not even going to try.
The message is simple. Be very careful when you scan a QR code. And/or when you think you are registering a new product or service. Make sure you aren’t registering/signing up with Fraavy instead. Or any other outfit that operates in a similar manner, somehow putting up a registration for their service rather than the one you intend.