What kind of sick joke would it be if someone created your funeral booklet and left it lying around for you to find.
A man was shocked (and probably checked his own pulse) when he discovered his photograph being used in an elaborate death scam.
James Bland found out about a funeral booklet with his photograph on it when it was sent to his friend's sister by a co-worker who claimed their brother had died in a car accident and needed time off to attend the funeral.
6) I read the email and it says "my sister's co-worker claimed that his "brother" Edward Grace died in a car accident last week Thursday"— James Bland (@jrbland) March 23, 2017
The Los Angeles resident, who works as an actor, says the photograph used in the obituary is an old head-shot taken five years ago.
"I'm laying in bed on my phone thinking 'Is this really how I wanna start my day?'" he wrote on Twitter when he first found out about the scam.
According to Bland's friend, the co-worker behind the obituary scam is a pastor.
Bland, who figured the scam was part of a plan to attain some paid bereavement leave, was later contacted by the church the obituary mentioned.
The church explained the fake obituary was creasted as part of a task in the pastor's theology and divinity class.
9) So, here's the gag: The man who lied to his job is actually a PASTOR & his wife is the 1 who called up to the job 2 say his brother died. pic.twitter.com/ttCu1rLn2V— James Bland (@jrbland) March 23, 2017