Stranger asked for help to take a photo of a QR code on his phone's received messages so he can scan it with his phone to access the link

CK Liao | 30 Oct 2018

Phishing Scam
Stranger asked for help to take a photo of a QR code on his phone's received messages so he can scan it with his phone to access the link.

My camera app automatically scans the QR code even before I click on the shutter and a malware was downloaded.

Only occured to me hours later something was amiss, and when I did a security scan, a malware that supposedly sends verification codes was detected and deleted.

Have since disabled automatic QR code scanning by the phone camera app.