Scammers seek to make money out of MH17 tragedy

WHILST Australian's are still in shock and families are grieving over the recent Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy there are sadly scammers out there.

SCAMwatch has advised that scammers have set up false Facebook profiles for Australian victims of the tragedy in an attempt to make money from people interested in finding out more about this international tragedy.

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

If you click on the advertisement, consequences may arise, including compromising your computer's security.

Protect yourself online and report any scams to the ACCC via the SCAMwatch report a scam page or by calling 1300 795 995

Topics:  accc mh17 scammers scamwatch

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