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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not-so-noble crowdfunding sparks backlash [Reuters]

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

When good ideas go bad [CapeTalk]

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

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

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

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]

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

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

Donor Debate [Daily Reporter]

Joyell GoFraudme RILEY [Guardian of Valor]

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

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

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

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

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