Fallen Soldier’s Picture Used in Craigslist Donation Scam (ABC News)
An Oregon father was angered to find an image of his son, a fallen soldier, had been posted on Craigslist as part of a scam to collect money for a fictitious wounded soldier.
His son, Sgt. Sean Fennerty, died in Iraq in 2007 after being hit by a roadside bomb. A photo from Fennerty’s obituary was lifted and used in the posting on the Pensacola, Fla., Craigslist website.
The ad, which Fennerty said was removed Monday, claimed the man pictured smiling in a helmet and fatigues was Chris Fennery, a soldier who had lost both legs and needed help paying his medical bills. A link was provided to a donation site and readers were encouraged to share the posting on Facebook and Twitter.
Source: Alyssa Newcomb for ABC News.
Fallen Soldier's Picture Used in Craigslist Donation Scam (ABC News) An Oregon father was angered…
by Tactical-Life / Jun 27, 2012