Damar Hamlin was a huge part of The Buffalo Bills, as he made a name for himself as their safety. Sadly, tragedy struck after he experienced a cardiac arrest on the field during Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Many people have been sending support to Hamlin via donations, but it seems GoFundMe had to take down a lot of fake fundraisers featuring Hamlin.
A GoFundMe was launched in his name, which has already brought in over $3 million so far. However, according to TMZ, some people are trying to make money off of Hamlin’s tragedy by making fake GoFundMe fundraisers.
That being said, the site is already removing any fake fundraisers they have noticed. A spokesperson for the site stated that there is only 1 verified fundraiser on the platform confirmed by Damar’s family – The Chasing M’s Foundation Community Toy Drive.
It was said that anything not authorized by the family is already being taken down in real-time. Among the fake fundraisers, some have promised the funds will benefit him directly while in the hospital, while others are exact replicas of his toy drive fundraiser.
Thankfully, the fake fundraisers didn’t garner as much attention. In fact, one campaign was even created with the sole purpose of warning others about Damar-related scams.
Damar Hamlin’s heart stopped for a second time while he was at the hospital and he is still fighting for his life at the hospital. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to Hamlin during this difficult time.
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