Evil click fraud bastards exploit MH17 victims' names for internet scams

Mourners outside the shop where one of the Malaysia Airlines crash victims used to work. Photo: Reuters.


Mourners outside the shop where one of the Malaysia Airlines crash victims used to work. Photo: Reuters.

No, we're not talking about Buzzfeed. Click fraudsters "are setting up fake Facebook pages in the names of Australian MH17 victims to profit from a lucrative internet scam," reports the Canberra Times. "At least six fake Facebook pages have been set up using the names of victims killed when the Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine." Each page contains one link to a blog that promises info on the crash, but instead barrages users with pop-up ads for "online gambling, get-rich-quick schemes, and other dubious products and services."

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