A MUM has cut her son out of her life after he faked his
death on Facebook to swindle her out of money.
According to Coconuts,
on 15 July Tachawit Janngiw and his wife posted photos of him lying on the
floor with his eyes closed and cotton wool shoved up his nostrils on a
remembrance page on Facebook.
They live in Bangkok, Thailand.
A caption under the post reportedly read: “Last photo before
deactivating his Facebook - Love you.”
His wife told friends and family that he had been putting
on a brave face for years but had actually been suffering from asthma and
Tachawit’s wife then called his mum to tell her the bad
news and ask for money to pay for the funeral.
His mum told local media that his wife had asked for
THB20 000 (about R8 000) to bring his body back to his family home in Lampang
about 600kms away.
The family then made arrangements for his burial at the
local temple for the following day.
When his body never arrived, his cousin called Tachawit’s
cellphone – and the “dead man” answered it!
The family has reportedly blown THB60 000 (R23 800) on
the fake funeral.
Tachawit didn’t comment in the story, but judging by the
comments on his remembrance page, he’s facing some harsh criticism for his failed