GoFundMe has a long history of cooperating with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. We will work with law enforcement in any investigation. To request information about an account on GoFundMe, a subpoena or similar records request is required.
The type of information in GoFundMe’s possession, custody, or control one can expect to receive in response to a subpoena is as follows:
1. GoFundMe organizer information
2. Withdrawal information
3. Account logs
4. Donation history
Please note that GoFundMe is neither a bank nor payment processor, so we do not have bank account or other related information. Our third-party payment processors, Adyen, Stripe, or WePay, may have such information and can be contacted directly.
If you are involved with law enforcement and wish to prepare a subpoena for a fundraiser, you will need the following information (if applicable):
1. Title of fundraiser(s)
2. Fundraiser link (optional)
3. GoFundMe organizer name
4. Fundraiser creation date (or approximate date)
5. GoFundMe organizer location
6. GoFundMe organizer email address (if available)
7. Description of requested records
Once that information has been collected, the subpoena may be submitted by going here: https://www.gofundme.com/form/subpoena
If you are an attorney and wish to serve a civil subpoena, it must be localized and properly served. The address of our designated process server is:
Cogency Global Inc.
1325 J Street, Suite 1550
Sacramento, CA 95814
The mission of the Trust & Safety Team is to ensure that GoFundMe is the safest place to donate. For more information, check out the links below: