New Jersey Woman Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison over $400,000 Viral GoFundMe Scam

A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to three years in state prison for her part in scamming over $400,000 from GoFundMe donors. The scam went viral based on the promise the money would be donated to a homeless man who gave her his last $20. The woman and her boyfriend planned to use the funds to buy a BMW, takes trips, and make other extravagant purchases.

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Launches Investigation into GoFundMe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) announced Wednesday that his officer has opened an investigation into GoFundMe following the crowdfunding platform’s decision to shut down a fundraising effort aimed at assisting the “Freedom Convey” in Canada. 

Supporters of the Freedom Convoy protest Covid-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions on January 29, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada. - Hundreds of truckers drove their giant rigs into the Canadian capital Ottawa on Saturday as part of a self-titled "Freedom Convoy" to protest vaccine mandates required to cross the US border. …