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BOSTON (CBS) – You may have noticed those small square boxes with geometric designs on them plastered all over everything from magazine ads to real estate listings. They are called QR codes and they are popping up all over the place. They are designed to provide information on all kinds of products and services, but experts are now warning if you are not careful, these codes could get you into trouble.

Jorge Ezeta loves the convenience of QR codes. He uses them to research products he is considering buying. “It really helps you make a shopping decision,” he said. You simply scan the code with your phone and you are automatically directed to all sorts of information, according to Charles Jolley of Strobe, Inc.

“They store information in the black and white dots, so you can keep a lot of different things in there like telephone numbers, urls, links to…

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