MH17 crash: Banks keep tabs on victims' credit cards

MH17 crash: Banks keep tabs on victims' credit cards
A passenger is silhouetted as she walks past Malaysia Airlines planes parked on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on July 19, 2014.

PETALING JAYA - Malaysian banks are monitoring the credit and debits cards of victims of MH17 to ensure that there is no abuse.

Bank Negara has told the banks to be vigilant and monitor the situation.

"If there is an illegal transaction, we will know, The victims' identity card numbers are also with the banks and insurance companies, making it easier to monitor any fraudulent activity," a banking source said yesterday.

It was previously reported that the victims' bodies were desecrated and their personal belongings, including credit cards, were stolen from the crash site.

The Dutch Banking Association had stated that "banks will take additional preventive measures" where necessary to prevent misuse of the victims' cards.

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