You all may or may not have come across a few stories here and there, of families coming across pictures of their children being used in fake accounts for fundraisers or GoFundMe me accounts.
It is quite frightening to say the least! I, myself, have seen a few stories like these in the past. But I never really knew how it might affect my family in the future.
I would show him a photo and just describe the time period or the story behind the photo. Right after, I would flash the photo to my husband, followed with a sigh of disbelief.
Disbelief that time has flown by so quickly, and how different my children now look compared to their chubby toothy grins back then.
To my surprise, he said that he takes the photos (which I mostly pulled off of my Facebook) that have the most likes, and would Google search them to make sure that no one was publicly using them for their own personal gain.
I had no idea he had ever done this, let alone had been doing it for a while.
This money, of course, would never reach the families truly in need, nor have any approval to use these photos.
Of course, I am not saying that all the accounts have been fraud, but just the ones that I came across that were proven by the families themselves, to be fake.
I could not imagine scrolling the internet and hearing from friends or family that they donated to the “said” account and me having no idea of what they were talking about.
I have never questioned myself, before then, if I was sharing too much.
Because of that, there was no doubt that I would do the same for other families in the future. I started my blogs, and have even written for others, personally about my son and family.
But I am glad that my husband has helped and taken precaution to make sure we can try to avoid such a terrible situation from happening to us.
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