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How you can keep an eye out for Florence frauds [WRIC]

Couple accused of stealing GoFundMe money from homeless man shows risks of crowdfunding [CBS News]

Sometimes GoFundMe goes right, sometimes very wrong … and sometimes, way off the rails [Fox News]

Here are 6 times people have been arrested over GoFundMe scams []

Our Opinion: GoFundMe fraud should remind us to give judiciously [The Wilson Times]

$400,000 Poured In for a Homeless Man, and Now He Wants It [New York Times]

They raised $400,000 for a homeless man — who claims they spent it on vacations, casinos and a BMW [The Washington Post]

Giving to individuals rather than organizations [Philanthropy Daily]

I-Team: Go “Fraud” Me tracks phony online fundraisers [WBRE/WYOU]

After Florida Shooting, GoFundMe Scams Sprout Up [Inverse]

How to help the victims of the Florida school shooting — and avoid scammers [NBC]

Real or fake? How to spot bogus crowdfunding campaigns [KHOU]

Why are so many Americans crowdfunding their healthcare? [FT]

Medical Child Abuse: Mother Subjected Healthy Son to Major Surgeries, Feeding Tubes and Oxygen Support For No Reason [Newsweek]

Don’t Get Catfished on a Crowd Funding Site [The Doctors]

Editorial: Exploiting the desire to give [Concord Monitor]

Much of the money donated after disasters is stolen [The Economist]

Be careful who you donate to [Baylor Lariat]

Here’s how GoFundMe works and how it makes its money []

‘Go Fraud Me’: The woman who hunts down fake GoFundMe campaigns [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]

She said she had cancer, and neighbors opened their wallets. Then a stranger’s email raised questions [STAT]

GoFundMe scams emerge after Las Vegas shooting, other tragedies [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Faribault man charged with faking cancer [KARE11]

Patients turn to GoFundMe to pay medical bills [Albany Times Union]

GoFund my scam [The Hustle]

The woman who spends her free time hunting down GoFundMe fraud [The Outline]

Disaster in Texas brings fake charities out of the woodwork [WPSD]

3 Things You Should Know About Crowdfunding Medical Bills [Consumerist]

America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding [Bloomberg]

Causas sociales que dan dinero [El Pais]

The Man Behind A Crowdfund For A Homeless Man Who Helped Manchester Bomb Victims Says He Can’t Find Him [BuzzFeed]

Crowd Funding: Fact or Fiction [The Santa Clara Weekly]

GoFundMe is set to crash and burn’ – Meet the woman behind the watchdog website that’s receiving tip-offs everyday []

How to spot scams at crowdfunding sites [Record Searchlight]

Warning: GoFundMe Cites Legit Campaign to Benefit Godwin Family, GoFraudMe Indicates Otherwise [Crowdfund Insider]

Four Tips for Spotting Fake GoFundMe Campaigns [Lifehacker]

GoFundMe Pages Pop Up After Facebook Killing; Tips on How to Know if a Page Is Legitimate [NBC Washington]

Spot Fake GoFundMe Campaigns Before You Donate [WFMY]

Irish Man Racks Up €3,500 Phone Bill And Challenges Eir To Waive The Fee For Charity [Today FM]

Why you should donate to crowdfunding campaigns with caution []

Meet the woman trying to stop GoFundMe scammers from profiting off strangers’ deaths [Circa]

Crowdfunding Craze: Sniffing Out Fundraiser Fraud [12 News Now]

Watchdog site ‘GoFraudMe’ highlights questionable fundraising campaigns [WKMG]

Donors Beware! More Scammers Are Targeting Crowdfunding Sites [CBS Los Angeles]

Victime d’une campagne de sociofinancement bidon [La Facture ICI Radio-Canada]

Crowdfunding Popularity Continues to Soar Despite Risks to Donors [Charity Watch]

Verify: Can you trust all GoFundMe pages? [KXTV]

Grieving Mother Stunned To Find Photos Of Her Stillborn Son Used In Online Scam [Marie Claire]

Joyell GoFraudme RILEY [Guardian of Valor]

Donor Debate [Daily Reporter]

After their dad died, a family friend set up a GoFundMe account to help. Then she raided it. [Washington Post]

Richmond super sleuth working to expose bogus crowdfunding campaigns [WRIC]

GoFraudMe website launched to police funeral funding as a stranger raises $15,000 to bury a dead teen found in a concrete slab [Daily Mail]

Fears over GoFundMe boom in fundraising for funerals [Sydney Morning Herald]

Beauty queen shaved head, faked chemo in lucrative 2-year masquerade as cancer patient [Washington Post]

Mom Used Kids to Fake Cancer for Cash [Daily Beast]

When good ideas go bad [CapeTalk]

Who is creating GoFundMe pages for ’90s movie characters? [Atlanta Journal-Constitution Talk of the Town]

Not-so-noble crowdfunding sparks backlash [Reuters]

Hedgehogs, honeymoons and hamburgers: When GoFundMe campaigns get weird [Kansas City Star]

Watchdog Alert: In tornadoes’ aftermath, avoid fake GoFundMe campaigns [Dallas Morning News]

Police seek person who set up fake GoFundMe account for high school athlete with cancer [Washington Post]

Go Fraud Me: How to tell if a crowdfunding campaign is legit [WTOL Louisville, KY]

Fund Me or Fraud Me? Crowdfunding Scams Are on the Rise [Consumer Reports]

Facebook Scam Preyed on Grieving ‘Angel Mom’ [Yahoo]

Donor beware: Concern about crowdfunding sites [6 Action News]