Blog exposes fake GoFundMe campaignsOn June 27, 2017 by Maybell
I’ve long thought that online crowdfunding campaigns were ripe for fraudulent activity. Drum up a decent sob story (or rip one off from the headlines) and you too can have strangers sending you money you don’t deserve.
Well, for just over a year now, Adrienne Gonzalez of Richmond, Virginia has been tracking GoFundMe scams on her site, GoFraudMe. Check out her site and learn how shameless some people can be, from faking cancer for cash to raising funds for cats who fake died in a fire (and more). Eeesh.
Jack writes, “Craig Egan has been a thorn in the side of the anti-vaccination movement for years. Now he’s taking that passion for truth and facts on the road, following the Anti-Vaccination people in the Vaxxed bus. He’s crowdfunding the tour and donating excess proceeds to a pro-Vaccination charity.”
Jeff writes, “7 years after ‘grassroots mapping’ the BP spill when journalists were denied access, the open source community Public Lab is back with an even more accessible Do-It-Yourself way to take aerial photos: the Mini Balloon and Kite Mapping Kits.”
Elly Blue (previously) writes, “Bikequity is the 14th issue of my long-running (since 2010) feminist bike zine, Taking the Lane.”
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