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About GoFundMe.com

GoFundMe.com is a crowdfunding website which says they offer anyone the ability to create their own donation page as a safe, legit way to collect donations for life events, projects, and special causes.

To get started with GoFundMe.com, you simply need to create your donation page to tell the story of what you are collecting money for and why, then share it with your friends and family to start collecting donations.

The page you create will have all the tools necessary to collect donations from either debit or credit cards, and you will be able to track visits to your page and review donor information.

You can crowfund through this website in three different ways. First, if you are collecting money for a charity, you can select Charity Fundraising and the donations received by your site will automatically be deducted on a monthly basis and sent to the charity.

Or you can simply make a personal page where the project or event of your choice can be funded. Though you create a deadline and a goal amount of money that you are trying to raise, your page can exist beyond these limits and allow you to collect as much money as people are willing to donate.

Finally, they offer the All or Nothing option, which functions like popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. This means that if you do not reach the funding amount you designate by the time your deadline rolls around, all donations will result in a refund; or rather, your donors will never be charged.

GoFundMe.com will automatically deduct a 5% fee from each donation you receive. In addition, when you register your donation page, a WePay payment processing account will be set up for you.

When you withdraw your money through the WePay account, a fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents will be administered. It is important to keep the cost of these fees in mind when setting your goal amount.

If you have any experience with this website, please leave your GoFundMe.com reviews below.

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Bad Experience With Go Fund Me and We Pay

Reviewed By Chasity Radcliff on November 19, 2014, Los Angeles, California

This company, and their use of WePay is one of the worst experiences of my life. There is no real customer support and they will suspend your campaign with no REAL explanation of why. Their reliance on WePay (which i've since researched and now see all the bad reviews) is the biggest detriment. The only real customer service support is emails and chats. Just like every other "start-up" tech company ive taken a chance on, this company has policies that hide them from any real accountability on how they treat their customers. Go with a more established brand (Kickstarter) if possible.

I just felt very used, cheated, and disrespected after trying to use this company for my campaign. Don't believe the slick marketing campaigns!!! VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!

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Charlie's Fight

Reviewed By Sami Weast on November 5, 2014, Eagan, Minnesota

I started this page for my son who is in the fight of his life. His kidneys are failing. And while yrs I have raised some money my problem is that gofund me put money in my account and then took it back out and did this 2 times with EACH transactions! And each time they CHARGED ME! They charged me when they deposited the money and when they took it back!

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My orphaned niece and nephew

Reviewed By Ali Fran on October 23, 2014, Pa

I set a fundraiser for the children these parents pass away and I needed emergency funds to pay their legal fees and traveling expensive also they need medical attention no funds yet please help it move forward thanks

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What a Crock

Reviewed By Lorrie Owen on October 22, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona

This site is the biggest bunch of scammers anywhere. Any loser can post on this site and beg for money with no accountability by GOFUNDME. I know of a person who posted for money who had no relation to this issue she was "collecting" for. What a crock!!!

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Cheryl
November 11, 2014

#1 - The site relies on honest people, I would guess. I am one of those honest people, with a real, very legitimate need. I'm not a "loser", a swindler, or a beggar. Maybe go read some of the stories? AND, I hope you are never in need of a little hope from your fellow humans - because if we all thought like you, the world is screwed.

November 19, 2014

I'm sorry Cheryl, I think it's great that YOU are not trying to scam anyone, but the big problem here is that GFM is not being held liable or performing due diligence in doing ANY kind of screening process of those asking for money. That SHOULD be step #1 in my opinion. They shield themselves from any direct contact by anyone that would try to criticize them.... they would rather just give you your money back rather than hear the truth from those that were scammed and thus try to improve their process to weed out the fakes and scammers. Not everyone, IMO most, are NOT trustworthy!

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Go Fund Me - Corrin

Reviewed By M Fingers on October 8, 2014

I put up a site for my grandaughter to get $6,000 college dorm fees (she's a straight A student but struggling with transportation to get to/from school). I am very unfortunately unable to pay this AND I live in a different state so i can't drive her.

No funding yet but I am hopeful (& praying).

I would recommend Go Fund Me.

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