Woman accused of setting up fake Covid registration QR codes that sent patrons of campaign ad to anti-vax website
- Woman, 43, accused of placing fake QR codes in countryside pub
- Customers were sent to a right-wing anti-vax site instead of QLD Covid registration
- Queensland Police have charged the woman with several offenses
A Queensland woman is accused of placing fake QR code signs in a campaign pub that linked customers to an anti-vaccination website when they attempted a Covid check-in.
Fake QR codes were reportedly installed at the rural Wondai site in South Burnett, Queensland, and as customers attempted to register they were diverted from the Queensland Covid Check-in to a right-wing anti-vaccination site.
Queensland Police have confirmed that a 43-year-old woman has been charged, with a spokesperson claiming she entered the premises on May 16, installing the fake QR codes around the venue.
Fake QR codes were set as customers attempted to register where they were diverted from Queensland Covid Check-in, to a right-wing anti-vaccination site
The woman has been charged with a number of offenses, including one count of public nuisance, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug utensils.
She is due to appear in Murgon District Court on June 29.