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Malaysia Airlines scams are coming at you

Malaysia Airlines scams are coming at you

One thing you can count on about Internet scammers: They'll never let a tragedy go by without trying to use it against you.

Multiple scams are bouncing around about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. You'll find them on Facebook or Twitter. Some might show up in your email inbox.

From Fox News:

"Video of Malaysia MH370 Plane found in Bermuda Triangle! Passengers alive! Breaking news video footage of this miracle just released on CNN!" promises one headline, found in both English and French, spotted on Facebook by independent security expert Graham Cluley.

"MH370 Malaysia plane has been found. Shocking videos released today. Last video of passengers crying released," reads the headline of another fake story found by Malwarebytes malware expert Chris "Paperghost" Boyd.

Click through and you might have to fill out surveys, share videos, verify your age, or all three. Those clicks earn the scammers money. Other scammers might rig a video with malware, too.

Stay away from those clicks, and always make sure your antivirus software is up to date.

Read more about the scams here.

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