It’s always nice to be able to donate money to an organization or cause that you believe in, particularly when it benefits the less fortunate or those that don’t have voices. Technology has allowed us to become more connected and informed about issues that could benefit from our support. GoFundMe, in particularly, strives to help those who need financial support (often for hospital bills, vet bills, loss of family member, etc.) by crowdfunding.
Unfortunately, as is typical for anything online, GoFundMe is susceptible to schemers who are either lying about their situation or just want money without a greater purpose. These fraud accounts appeal to people’s emotions and take advantage of their compassion. They will get donations even though they don’t deserve it. The good news is that there are ways to ensure that you’re donating to a legitimate cause. At the end of the day, organizations like GoFundMe has helped many people and you shouldn’t let the fake campaigns keep you from donating.
Let’s take a look at 4 tips to spot a fake GoFundMe campaign!