What's the QR code on receipts for?

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  1. Eishun

    Eishun Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that I've been getting receipts with QR codes printed on them whenever I make a purchase at the local convenience store. Now, I am an oldie who still pays with bank cards instead of smartphones, I have no idea what the QR code on a receipt is for. Can anyone enlighten me?

    Is it true that if a stranger gets hold of the receipt, they can charge to my card?
     
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  2. Amaruna Myu

    Amaruna Myu ugly squid dokja (●´∀`●)

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    maybe the convenience stores have apps/member systems that the qr code encourages you to join
    for my country, supermarket receipts have qr codes to earn points for a certain app
     
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  3. piisfun

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    Often that is a link to a "how was the service" survey.
     
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  4. Britnh3

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    No, they should not be able to charge to your card.
    I’m not sure where on the receipt the QR code is but sometimes it is there for you to provide a customer service surgery. Otherwise, it could also be for returns. Without a picture of the QR code, it’s hard to say what it’s for. You can also check at a store to see if the QR code is still there when you pay cash
    Assuming you have a smart phone, you can also try the QR code to see where it goes (sorry).
     
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  5. MahotsukiKonran

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    A convenience so providing surgery (lol) no thank you
     
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    That’s what I get for typing on my little iPhone screen…
     
  7. xiazixin

    xiazixin Well-Known Member

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    where in the world did you live, as some one who lived in literally the smallest city in China, Ezhou, we did not pay with bank card. We have 5G and the wifi coverage is good for QR code.
    It work even in the remote mountains.

    Oh yeah, I'll take a break on this forums till the end of this month.
    Any tech questions will only shitpost when I return.