An Arizona man found out he was "dead" after his brother spotted a fake Go Fund Me page circulating with his name and photo. The fake Go Fund Me account tagged Jared Aguilar's Facebook and shared it several times with his friends and family. The scammer exaggerated the Mesa resident's "unexpected death" on Christmas Day, hoping to steal money from grieving family and friends.
Aguilar says he is still fielding calls from friends, family and co-workers, explaining to them it was a scam and not true. Facebook immediately removed reported postings and Go Fund Me shows no donations were made. Although Aguilar says he isn't going to press charges, the Mesa Police Departments says the scammer potentially committed fraud.