Since the start of the pandemic, people have become more comfortable using their smartphones to scan QR codes. But according to cybersecurity experts, QR codes also created new opportunities for fraudsters to scam us! This week’s FinCap Friday dives into how these scams work and what you can do to protect yourself if you choose to continue scanning QR codes.
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About the author
Born and raised by Dominican immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before receiving her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2011. As a member of the Teach For America Corps, Yanely taught third and fourth grades in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master’s degree from the Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her free time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also enjoys dancing, sewing, painting, listening to podcasts and babysitting her 7 future nieces and nephews!
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