Indonesian woman ‘fakes death’ on social media to avoid debt
Liza Dewi Pramita, an Indonesian woman, posted fake corpse photos on Facebook to evade a debt of IDR 4.2 million (PKR 60,000) after she failed to meet two deadlines to repay the loan.
According to a foreign news agency, the lender Maya Gunawan asked Liza to repay loan on November 20, Liza cited problems in repaying the money resulting in a new deadline of Dec 6.
But Liza could not meet it either and the woman’s son announced her tragic death on Facebook, along with photos of her dead body.
When Liza’s son revealed that she would be buried in Aceh Tamiang, which was unusually far from Maya’s home, she began to doubt everything and decided to thoroughly review the Facebook pictures.
When Maya cross-verified the pictures, she discovered that the pictures were stolen from internet and doctored, to fake the death.
The woman’s son allegedly confessed that the whole dramatic scene was concocted by his mother to avoid paying her debt, but still Gunawan is unable to find Liza.
Liza and Maya were members of an online Arisan group, a ballot committee (BC) system in Indonesia.