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Oops. Heinz ketchup bottle's QR code leads to porn website

Yikes!
By: Michael Hatamoto | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jun 22, 2015 2:19 am

A German customer scanned a QR code printed on a Heinz ketchup bottle and was directed to a pornography website. The QR code was supposed to lead Daniel Korell to a special promotion offering personalized ketchup bottles, but... didn't.

 

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The domain in question, sagsmithheinz.de, wasn't renewed by Heinz - and a German porn company snagged the domain. To capitalize on the unique marketing opportunity, the porn company also offered Korell a complimentary subscription.

 

"We really regret the incident," a Heinz representative told Korell on Facebook. Heinz offered a personalized ketchup bottle to Korell as an apology, and while he admitted he "probably" wouldn't suffer permanent damage - but accepted the offer.

NEWS SOURCES:Theguardian.com, Localtvkfor.files.wordpress.com

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