Circulating report claims that famous Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera faked her own death in 2012 and now faces 15 years prison for fraud and conspiracy.
The claims in the report are false. Sadly, Jenni Rivera did indeed die in a December 2012 plane crash. Despite circulating rumours, there are no credible reports that support claims that Rivera is alive. The fake-news report was published by the Spanish language website Notaelpais, which uses logos stolen from news websites such as CNN to make its reports seem more legitimate.
A report that has been shared widely via social media claims that famous Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera did not die in a 2012 plane crash as previously believed.
According to the report, Jenni Rivera faked her own death. But, suggests the article, her actions have since been discovered and she is now facing criminal charges as a result. Supposedly, a Californian court has sentenced Rivera to 15 years imprisonment for ‘conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, fraud and forgery’.
However, the claims in the report are nonsense. Sadly, Jenni Rivera did die in a December 2012 plane crash. Reports indicate that the plane she was on crashed in Mexico with no survivors.
Since the crash, various conspiracy theories about the star’s death have circulated. However, there is no credible evidence to support rumours that Rivera survived the crash.
The fake news story comes from the Spanish language website Notaelpais. The site often includes logos taken from high-profile news outlets such as CNN, apparently in an attempt to make its reports seem more credible.
The image of Jenni used in the fake report is a still taken from the movie Filly Brown.
Of course, if it were true that Jenni Rivera had faked her death and was now facing prison as a result, the mainstream media and celebrity websites would have extensively covered the story. However, there are no credible reports that support such claims.
Given the increasing number of fake news websites that have sprung up on the Internet, it is a good idea to verify any ‘news’ reports that come your way before you share them.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!