“Pet Code” mini program designed for pet-keepers to customize QR codes for their pets was put into use on Alipay from January 19,. If a pet went missing and someone found it, he/she can contact the keeper by scanning the QR code on the leash.
Virtual phone numbers are used for security reasons. Besides, people who scan the QR codes need to pass Alipay’s real name authentication first to reduce the possibility of nuisance calls and telecoms fraud.
How to get the “pet code”? Alipay users can search for the “Pet Code” mini program via the app, apply for the code and pay for 9.9 yuan (include postage) to get a QR code.