Users opt for the QR option because they are more convenient than using the wallet addresses, and they were deemed much safer because users can skip the copy and paste process that leaves devices susceptible to clipboard hijacking and funds hacking. Through exchanging QR codes, users can ask another person for payment, who can simply check it with a Bitcoin wallet app and move the funds.
The first giveaway he noticed was a questionable website that translated an input Bitcoin address to its corresponding QR code, but the final QR code was always the same — the wallet of the scammer.
The fake websites used the same servers as more than other equally suspect-looking websites, Denley said.
He clarified that most of them are scams, which include common words like Gmail, coronavirus, and other entities related to cryptocurrency. Denley reported that by using PassiveTotal — a RiskIQ threat analysis tool, he found that the websites were hosted on i bitcoin ottengono qr web servers, such as Crypto scams are on an alarming rise, and many governments are cautioning their citizens against doing business with shady platforms or falling victims during this time.