CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are advising residents not to donate to GoFundMe accounts set up for the victim of Sunday’s Facebook shooting.
There are so many out there, it’s hard for authorities to verify which ones are legitimate.
A quick search on the crowdfunding site Monday morning revealed several for Robert Godwin Sr. The accounts claim the money will go toward funeral expenses for his family.
In a news conference, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said the accounts were not set up by the Godwin family.
“They’re asking people to not contribute to any do any GoFundMe or any memorial or any account right now in Mr. Godwin’s name,” he said.
GoFundMe is backing one of the campaigns, saying they will make sure the money makes it to the family.
As of Monday at 1 p.m., the campaign had raised $24,000.
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