I’m in debt and faked my own death on Facebook – « corpse » pictures and all
An Indonesian mother is accused of faking her own death in an elaborate attempt to avoid paying off a debt she owed another woman.
The alleged scammer – known only as ‘L’ – allegedly owed an undisclosed sum to associate Maya Gunawan, with the money originally due on November 20.
According to the Daily Star, L was unable to secure the money by that date and asked Gunawan to extend the loan until December 6.
That day has come and gone – and Gunawan was shocked when she took to Facebook on December 12 to find a post from L’s daughter announcing that her mother had been killed in a car crash.
The post claimed that L died after an incident at a bridge near her home in Medan, North Sumatra. He further stated that she would be buried 370 miles away in the city of Banda Aceh.
Facebook’s update included a photo of a « corpse » wrapped in a sheet and a different image of a stretcher being transported to a hospital. Two additional images showed L wrapped in a « shroud » with her eyes closed as she played dead.
However, the girl reportedly admitted the post was a lie, claiming her mother hacked into her Facebook account to write the fiction.
The stretcher image is said to have been a screenshot from a TV show, while the snaps of L in a shroud were taken to make his « deception more convincing », according to the Daily Star.
Speaking with local media. Gunawan claims she did not go to the police.
She says she is still waiting for L to repay the amount owed, but reports that she is no longer reachable.