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Facebook users warned of scammers abusing Malaysian Air tragedy

Facebook users in Australia have been warned that scammers are exploiting the crash of a Malaysian Air jet in eastern Ukraine last week.

22nd July, 2014

Facebook users in Australia have been warned that scammers are exploiting the crash of a Malaysian Air jet in eastern Ukraine last week.

“Scammers have set up false Facebook profiles for Australian victims of the tragedy in an attempt to make money from people” seeking more information, the Australian competition and consumer authority said on its SCAMwatch website.

“The profiles direct people to a blog, where they are then bombarded with dubious advertisements,”...

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