Framingham Police Warn Residents Of QR Code Parking Scam

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Drivers looking to park in Framingham may have to watch out for a scam looking to steal their meter fees.

Framingham Police put out an alert Thursday, notifying residents of fraudulent QR code stickers that are being placed on public parking meters as a "quick pay" option. Officials said that unsuspecting victims that scan the nefarious codes are directed to a website that looks like a payment page but steals their personal data instead.

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The City of Framingham does not use QR codes for public parking, officials said.

Police asked that residents report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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