A Quick Response or “QR” Code is a type of two-dimensional barcode. Unlike the conventional barcodes found on items such as supermarket groceries, a QR code can be read quickly by devices such as cameras and the codes have therefore become popular when designed to be read by smartphones. Usage could be the encoding of a web URL or additional information stored in a code on a printed advertisement.

Only scan QR codes you trust. Scammers can make QR codes which link to fake websites that trick you into giving away personal details.