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Scammers scrambling to take advantage of Malaysian Airlines tragedy

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Scammers are already scrambling to take advantage of a tragedy half a world away.

Right now, the world is eager to learn new information about missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, and scammers are posting fake links on social media sites that catch people's attention.

The Better Business Bureau warns if you click on the bogus news links, you're really downloading malware or opening yourself up to identity theft.

The BBB says the posts often read, "Video of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 found in Bermuda Triangle, passengers alive," or it may read, "Missing plane has been found!"

Do not click these fake links.