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Minneapolis Star Tribune

GoFundMe scams raise questions of whether more can be done.

“Swindles like the one Smith pulled raise the question of whether online fundraising is safe, consumer advocates said.

‘I don’t think anyone’s got their arms around it,’ said Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates in Washington. ‘And the GoFundMes of the world pooh-pooh it.’”