Anti-vaxxers in Adelaide are trying to spread their conspiracy theories by targeting small businesses CovidSafe QR codes with their own.

It was reported that legit business check-in QR codes were being covered up with fake ones, which would send users to conspiracy theory websites.

“It does appear as though the small number of businesses are those that might have applied their QR code on the outside of their building and it’s made it easier for people to apply a sticker on top of that,” Business Chair Nikki Govan told the ABC.

“This is really interrupting a process that is incredibly important for the protection of South Australians as we open up our community,” Govan continued.

One man has been charged with placing the QR codes in South Plympton on ANZAC Day.

It’s understood that the fake codes don’t work for the MyGov app, and South Aussies have been urged to use that instead when scanning-in as police continue their investigation.


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