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Go Fund Me Donations Can Be Abused Sometimes

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Here is an example where someone manipulated her story to pull on the heartstrings of the public to donate to her to prevent her being evicted

There are so many people requesting this nowadays it is definitely open to abuse in my opinion, and these people ruin it for the genuine cases

https://granthshala.com/gofundme-freezes-200000-raised-for-mom-of-three-who-is-being-evicted-after-it-turns-out-she-has-no-children/

telmel
a month ago
What do you think of this?
Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

Its all over the place my friend put one up because her boyfriend was killed a car crash but he was being chased by police and won't stop and injured two people so it was his own fault she set u a go fund me page and wondered why people had a problem with it

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Go fund me has been abused for a while with people asking for money to go on holiday or buy a house or even buy fortnite bucks. It will carry on to be abused so its down to the person donating to look into it if its real or fake and if they want to donate or not.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

@silversufer people might think I'm heartless but I don't care 2 years ago I was walking into my town this was a 10min walk from my home when I seen a car speeding he lose control and went into a bus stop i watched a 8 year girl die that day turned out he was late for work and had his own kid in the car there were ok but he only got 8 years what a joke every year I put flowers at that stop

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Leannexxx Thats so sad L

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Leannexxx Im guessing this was in reply to the other chat about drink driving. I think anyone caught drink driving should get a lifetime ban. No excuse to anyone drink driving!

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

SilverSurfer sorry didn't see the drink driving chat people did do a go fund me page for the girls family and i donated to that I bet you would have heard about it its was in the papers and on the news

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

SilverSurfer Totally agree S, there is so much publicity about this in newspapers , tv and online with some heartbreaking stories that there can be no excuse for it

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Leannexxx In Salford?

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

telmel No not that one, i was referring to the one about the 8yd old girl

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago
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telmel
telmel
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a month ago
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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

telmel Within in 5 years he is out of jail and back behind a wheel. No wonder this countries justice system is screwed

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

SilverSurfer Dont get me started on that subject S, the judges live on another planet

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

telmel Not just the judges. the whole system is corrupt.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

telmel yeah that's the one I seen it happen it will never leave me

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

SilverSurfer Yes S, but its the judges that do the sentencing unfortunately

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

telmel Yeah but its also the lawyers who manage to find loopholes and discrepancies to either reduce or remove sentences.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Leannexxx It must have been terrible for you L , such a terrible loss of a young life because of some selfish maniac

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

SilverSurfer Both from the same mould S

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

telmel its the family I feel for and they get told the man who done it gets 8 years think its a insult

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thanks L and S, the only way as you have shown is too look into the circumstances of the reason for funding and then make up your own mind

There was a sickening case a few years ago i read about where a woman claimed she had cancer to get donations , it wasn,t go fund me this time though , and she didn't have anything wrong with her

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

If I donate, I need to know about the situation, if someone is getting evicted through there own stupid mistakes then my sympathy goes out the window

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

SilverSurfer This was the case here S, she used her parteners kids for sympathy

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

No matter what platform when someone tries to do good someone will always find a way to abuse it should it be benefits, foodbanks , raising money they all get abused

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

So true M, there are some despicable people about

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa month ago

Mick82 remember that homeless man who supposed to have help people with the Manchester bomb when off he got all sorts handed to him money a new place to live and what happened turned out he was stealing from the dead victims

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Leannexxx I saw that too L

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Chelsea0121
Chelsea0121a month ago

It's deffo abused someone I know set a Go Fund Me up for a funeral and turns out most of the money didn't go towards the funeral and got put in safe instead for a 'future funeral'. It was a right mess all over facebook.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

I wonder what "Future funeral" is another term for lol. Though Funeral costs are a huge con and they should not be so expensive.

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Chelsea0121
Chelsea0121a month ago

SilverSurfer they ended up getting thousands upon thousands and only ended up buying the basic of basic for this funeral. When it came alight on FB people started asking for their money back which never happened, last time I heard they ended up deleting FB, changing mobile numbers and moved 10 minutes drive away.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

chelseaturpin What nice people lol. I bet they are the type to complain if someone caught up with them and hounded them until the refund money.

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Chelsea0121
Chelsea0121a month ago

SilverSurfer yep deffo are the sort or people that would be quick to chase someone else up for money

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

SilverSurfer Somebody should have tracked them down and put where they moved on facebook , then they would have to live like gypsies , always on the move

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

telmel Hopefully someone is and keeps doing until they pay back the money.

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angelik
angelika month ago

I agree with Mick82, there are always going to be people abusing things like this, one way or another. There was a story a couple of years back that got a lot of attention, a homeless man gave money to a stranded woman to help her get home, and then she started a funding page to help him. But it was all a scam, and I think they're both facing criminal charges now.

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

angelik I remember seeing that did not know it was not real that saddens me it sort of restored my faith in humanity for a wile

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angelik
angelika month ago

Mick82 It seemed like such a heartwarming story, but apparently they planned the whole thing. From what I read, the homeless guy started to complain because the woman hadn't given him much of the money, then people started to dig a little deeper and the truth came out.

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

I’m going to sound heartless so please keep reading before you judge. A local family did a crowd fund to get their son home after being in a ski accident. They had no insurance.

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Mick82
Mick82a month ago

Pjran of all holiday to not get insurance on a ski holiday that’s a big risk

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