Editor’s note: A version of this post by Kyle Mulln first appeared on the Beijinger, a leading source of English-language lifestyle information on the city of Beijing.

The next time you plan to hop on a Mobike, be sure to double check its QR code. That’s because unscrupulous schemers have gone to several of the popular shared bicycles and covered their scannable codes with deceptive stickers that allowing them to steal funds from unsuspecting users.

Now, before you go scoffing at anyone gullible enough to fall for such scam, take a look at how surprisingly authentic these stickers appear to be:

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