A Pennsylvania man has been caught posing as a family member of former President Donald Trump as part of a fundraising scam.
According to NBC New York, Joshua Hall raised thousands of dollars, the statement from the FBI explained. He used Trump family identities saying that the family members were helping him raise money. He even used Trump’s youngest son Barron as part of his scheme and supporters of the ex-president fell for it for more than a year.
“Central to the scheme was the impersonation by Joshua Hall … of members of the President’s family,” prosecutors said in documents filed Tuesday.
“Josh is an amazing patriot who is doing tremendous things for our great country. He has my COMPLETE AND TOTAL ENDORSEMENT”, one of the fake posts said, capturing the all-caps style of the former president.
“As we continue to investigate fraud in all its many forms, we urge the public to remain aware of the prevalence of online scams and exercise due diligence when making donations online,” said FBI assistant director in charge William Sweeney in a statement to the press.