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"Trump Wall" GoFundMe update GoFundMe will be refunding the money to all donors.

Oct 26, 2017
5,494

Brianna Sacks @bri_sacks

The $20million Build the Wall campaign is getting refunded. @gofundme is refunding everyone (~330,000 people) who donated because, according to a spokesperson, Brian Kolfage broke the original promise of the campaign to give the money back if they didn’t reach their goal pic.twitter.com/3HDAzTqrgf
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,207
Brianna Sacks @bri_sacks

The $20million Build the Wall campaign is getting refunded. @gofundme is refunding everyone (~330,000 people) who donated because, according to a spokesperson, Brian Kolfage broke the original promise of the campaign to give the money back if they didn’t reach their goal pic.twitter.com/3HDAzTqrgf
Finally some good news
 
Jun 28, 2018
1,042
3. Our highly experienced team is highly confident that we can complete significant segments of the wall in less time, and for far less money, than the federal government, while meeting or exceeding all required regulatory, engineering, and environmental specifications.


So many folks gettin' scammed by this guy. On a Go Fund Me that's two percent funded.
 
Apr 28, 2018
320
Vancouver
Wow, who would have predicted that the donations to this GFM campaign would have slowed down so much. Wasn't it 10 mil after a couple of days? It's only at 20 million after 25 days. Weird.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,054
Washington, DC

Brianna Sacks @bri_sacks

The $20million Build the Wall campaign is getting refunded. @gofundme is refunding everyone (~330,000 people) who donated because, according to a spokesperson, Brian Kolfage broke the original promise of the campaign to give the money back if they didn’t reach their goal pic.twitter.com/3HDAzTqrgf
Hahahaha, holy fuck, that's amazing. Though I wouldn't feel the least bit sad if this dude ran away with thousands of racist assholes' money.
 
Oct 25, 2017
423
Wow, who would have predicted that the donations to this GFM campaign would have slowed down so much. Wasn't it 10 mil after a couple of days? It's only at 20 million after 25 days. Weird.
That's pretty much every crowdfunding campaign. There's typically a big initial rush as news of it spreads around, a significant dropoff over time, then another bump just before the end.

Though it looks like GFM is refunding everybody, which will make the whole thing moot.
 
Dec 18, 2017
2,468
Oh wow, it got to $20 million? Impressive. Stupid, but impressive.

Also, they're not authorized to build ANYTHING, let alone a wall, on land owned by the federal government so.....lolwut?
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,114
lol dude started a straight up shell company to embezzle the funds into hahahahahaha not even attempting to be slick!!! hahahahaha tax free haven also hahahahahaha oh shit....
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,580
This surprises me none, and most people that would have donated will likely support this move because they are fucking morons. Just last week on facebook I saw someone share the video about the couple who raised money for that homeless guy and pocketed it. The whole thread was full of supporters and the one person who posted the real fraud story was laughed out of there.

Its a shitty realization that there has never been a better time to be a con man.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,942
How much does it cost in processing fees to refund $20 million?
Whatever the going rate is multiplied by 330k backers. It's pegged to them and not the dollar amount. Whatever the final value is Gofundme isn't going to be paying for that and that's fine. These people lucked out to not get extra screwed while this shut down is in effect.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,739
Los Angeles
Dude can't legally do it.

Stupid people giving him money.

Stupid racist people giving him money.

Dude might be shit but grift away, my man. You're only hurting your fellow assholes who want a wall.
 
Oct 26, 2017
14,430

Brianna Sacks @bri_sacks

The $20million Build the Wall campaign is getting refunded. @gofundme is refunding everyone (~330,000 people) who donated because, according to a spokesperson, Brian Kolfage broke the original promise of the campaign to give the money back if they didn’t reach their goal pic.twitter.com/3HDAzTqrgf
BAHAHAHA
 
Dec 11, 2017
5,988
"We're just getting started."

No, you're not. The donations have slowed a huge amount. And the notion that every donor is going to "proactively elect" for their money to go to this sham company is ridiculous, so they'll end up with less money.

And LOL at them thinking they're just going to go and start building. Is this team of advisers going to source the equipment and materials? Is Sara Carter going to drive a big-rig to deliver them to the border? What the FUCK are they even talking about?
 
Oct 28, 2017
544
I just read an article that said that go fund me will be returning the donations. I can't find the article now, it was in my Google feed and is gone.
 
Jul 25, 2018
3,221
usually there is no processing fee on a refund.

the bigger question is, are they doing this out of their own pocket? It sounds like he still has all of the funds. So are they going to pursue action against him.
I'm too lazy to look up GFM rules, but maybe there's a settlement period, especially for not yet funded things? So maybe they hadn't actually some or most of the money to him yet?
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,417
Chicago
https://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall (go to the most recent update from 10 minutes ago, January 10th, 2019).



There is more at the update, if you're curious, but this gets the point across. I added the bold for emphasis. Note that Erik Prince is involved. Also note, the remainder of the update identifies that people need to opt in to this change of plans, or else their donation will be refunded (thanks for pointing this out, Dracil).

So, this is the pivot y'all were expecting. Homie is gonna take money for himself and pay a bunch of friends and vultures and that money is gonna go poof, if you were to ask me.
I wish I could have thought of this scam first.

Taking all that money from those racist rubes would have felt unbelievably good.