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Old 06-16-2011, 08:23 AM
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Does anyone know how gofundme.com works?

A friend of mine sent me a link to fund someone who's father is ill and they need money to visit him before he passes. I would like to help but how do I know this is actually going to that person or if they are really going to use the money for this? It's to knew to me so I am a little weary. Does anyone know how legit this is? Or how it works. How much of the $ I donate will actually go to the person, etc..


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Old 07-11-2011, 07:32 AM
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Re: Does anyone know how gofundme.com works?

Hello Silly,

I am pretty sure it's a scam. The reason I know that is because I sent money before.Help someone you know face to face! Do not send any money.Trust me.



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Old 07-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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Re: Does anyone know how gofundme.com works?

Hello - you can see who's collecting the money on GoFundMe in the 'Created By' area of the donation page. GoFundMe helps protect donors by displaying the following information about the person collecting the money:

1. The person's Facebook name, photo and number of friends. If this info looks fishy, don't donate. The user would need their Facebook login/password in order to display this info. Don't donate to users who are not Facebook Verified.

2. The person's PayPal account email address that's used to process the payments. If this email looks suspicious, don't donate and report the user to GoFundMe and PayPal.

Finally, GoFundMe doesn't actually collect payments. The service connects directly to users' very own PayPal accounts to allow people to accept payments from others. This ensures that all GoFundMe users receive their payments immediately.

Hope this helps!

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:41 AM
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Re: Does anyone know how gofundme.com works?

Thank you. I actually just gave the money to my friend to send to him. I trust her. But at least in the future I will know what to look for. Again thankyou for your help.


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