How Scammers Misuse GoFundMe to Dupe People Out of Money

December 10, 2019

When tragedy strikes, GoFundMe is the place to go to raise money. Last year, $10 million was raised for the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. There are hundreds of worthy causes on the site, but sometimes GoFundMe is used by criminals trying to defraud good-hearted people. Reid Herjo claimed on GoFundMe that his 13-week-old puppy, Atlas, was badly injured in a car accident. Hundreds of people were so moved, they sent in $14,065, but it turns out there was no car accident.

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