Beware of Flight MH17 Facebook Scams Scumbags
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
The world suffers another tragic event and once again the scum of the earth crawl out of the darkness to take advantage of those who want to help others. The latest scam on Facebook, of which there are many, focuses around fake Facebook profiles of those who died in the Malaysia Airline Flight MH17, claiming that their credit cards were stolen from the crash debris.
Ukrainian MP Anton Garashchenko said on his Facebook page “Death hunters,” speaking of those who collect jewels, cash, credit card details and other valuable from victims, as he urged relatives to “freeze their credit cards, so that they won’t lose their assets to terrorists!”
Pretty serious stuff, but fortunately for the families affected The Dutch Banking Association has assured next-of-kin that they would be compensated for any fallout of credit card theft, which is a likely event given that Journalist Phil Williams noted that it was obvious that handbags, wallets and other valuables had been opened or taken from the site upon his visit.
Facebook is making efforts to shut down the scam Facebook profiles in a bid to prevent them profiting from others on the social media site. The pages were providing a link to a video about the crash, but instead users were taken to pop-up riddled sites for dodgy looking services, no doubt ready to harvest any private details you enter and likely infect your computer with viruses which could do serious damage or steal information.
Remember to do your research before clicking a link on Facebook, if it’s not a post from a well known charity with a long established Facebook timeline, or not someone you know, don’t click it.
Thank you Huffington for providing us with this information.