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Houston parking: ParkHouston warns drivers of scam using fraudulent QR codes at street parking pay stations

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Over the past three weeks, San Antonio and Austin have discovered fraudulent QR codes posted on street parking pay stations, according to ParkHouston.

Houston’s parking lot enforcement officers are also now finding fake QR codes while checking the city’s more than 900 toll booths.

The City of Houston does not use QR codes on any street parking pay stations, nor does the City accept QR code payments. The City of Houston accepts four means of payment for parking: coins, bills, or credit cards at a ParkHouston pay station, or by using the ParkHouston app.

“ParkHouston urges residents to be aware of and educate friends and colleagues about appropriate payment methods,” the statement continued.

City officials confirmed to ABC13 that officers discovered QR codes in the following locations:

900 McKinney, north of the property
1000 McKinney, north of the block
1300 Polk, south of the block

Bell 1400, north of the building
600 Polk, north of the street

ParkHouston’s team is continuing to check each payment station and recommend that if you paid with a QR code you should dispute the charge with your credit card issuer.

If you see a QR code of any kind on the checkout, please report it to parking@houstontx.gov or call 311.

The introductory video above is from an earlier report.

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Dais Johnston

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