examples of people who have asked for monetary help online who were lying?
January 30, 2012 7:34 PM Subscribe
Can anyone point me to write-ups of people asking online for donations for "my medical bills" or "a sick friend" which turned out to be lies?
posted by tzikeh to grab bag (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There is currently a tumblr post going around about someone's "friend" who is in dire need of money for medical expenses. I'm wary, since there have been several online scams where someone is in desperate financial straits due to hospital bills, except that they're totally not.
I'd like to help if it's true, but I want to point to a few examples of how this kind of thing could easily be a scam, since it's happened several times before.
I've done some googling, but I'm coming up empty (embarrassingly--this should be an easy find).