If you see that a GoFundMe has been started for you, your organisation or your family by someone you do not know, you may be able to be added as the beneficiary and withdraw the funds yourself. We have found that most fundraisers are started with good intentions but a lack of important details may make people wonder if a fundraiser is legitimate.
Organisers in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Italy can add a beneficiary to their fundraiser. To receive the funds directly, please ask the GoFundMe organiser to send you a beneficiary invitation. Once you accept the invitation, you will have control of the donations. If you haven't got the organiser's contact information, visit the fundraiser page and click the "Contact" button under their name to send them a direct message.
If a GoFundMe was created without your permission or consent, you may report the fundraiser
by clicking the "Report fundraiser" button at the bottom of the fundraiser
. Please include your ID, your relationship to the organiser and your connection to the fundraiser
to assist our team when reviewing your report.
Our team is here to make sure that we protect you, your family and your community. If you are the intended beneficiary and did not receive the funds, please file a claim here.
Click here to learn more about safety on GoFundMe.