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Sick ID thieves are using credit cards stolen from Flight 17 victims

Sick ID thieves are using credit cards stolen from Flight 17 victims
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In the wake of the international tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine last week, there are even more disturbing reports.

The Dutch Prime Minister is urging family members of the MH17 victims to freeze or suspend all banking account information. Why?

Among the multiple reports of pro-Russian rebels barring officials from the site, covering up evidence, and disturbing the bodies, it has also been reported that the crash site has been looted.

You can see the translated Facebook post from Anton Gerashchenko, the Dutch Prime Minister, below.

In response to the claims of looting by rebels, the Dutch Banking Association assured families that they would be fully compensated for any incidents of identity theft of their family members that perished in the crash.

In addition to the credit card fraud, fake Facebook accounts have also been set up under the names of victims. Featured on these Facebook accounts is a video claiming to have the exact moment of the crash, but it's only a redirect to suspicious sites by scammers.

Facebook has since removed these false pages, but you should still exercise caution when looking at information about Flight MH17 online.

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Source: Mashable
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