Imagine you're watching tv one day, or scrolling through Facebook and you see a picture of your perfectly healthy family with the words "Died from COVID-19" underneath.

That's exactly what happened to Sara Ancich. It was an advertisement for face masks using an unauthorized photo saying everyone in her family except her youngest son had lost their battle with COVID-19.

This ad quickly spread causing friends and family to reach out to Sara, many fearing that it was true.

Almost immediately, she reached out to her local media to vent her frustration saying:

"Who would have the audacity to clearly not know a family and type that they had died. It's on the forefront of everybody's mind in the news and everything, and how quickly it is taking lives. It could so clearly be true to people."

She went on to say

"It was upsetting. It's violating. I don't know how I could have prevented this or I would have."

The company that made the masks advertised is called, FilterMax, which also claims the masks are FDA approved, something that is also false.

Facebook has since taken the ad down, along with ads about hand sanitizer, face masks, wipes and coronavirus testing kits.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app