Rogue Website Attacks
Scratch code-based verification systems use websites for verification. With QR codes, scanning the code takes the user directly to the brand's website, the code gets entered automatically, and the user sees verification results. With alphanumeric codes, the user visits the website listed on the packaging, types the code, and views the verification results.
With basic skills, a counterfeiter can make an identical rogue website at a similar but different URL and print QR codes that take users directly to it. For alphanumeric codes, the rogue URL gets printed on the fake packaging. Most unsuspecting consumers are deceived and never know that the website they visit and the results shown are from the counterfeiter, not the brand. Genuiniti is immune to such attacks.