Manchester attack: Greater Manchester Police warns people to beware fake online fundraising pages

Scores of people have donated money after Monday's attack

Scores of people have donated money after Monday's attack

Friday, May 26, 2017

Greater Manchester Police has warned people to beware fake online fundraising pages after Monday's terror attack.

The atrocity at Manchester Arena has sparked huge interest, and thousands of people have pledged financial support to the victims' families via the We Love MCR Emergency Fund (the link to which is here).

Manchester's two football clubs, City and United, have pledged £1 million to the fund via the #ACityUnited campaign, while United star Wayne Rooney has made a personal donation of £100,000.

However it has now emerged that fake pages are being set up to request donations.

GMP sent a tweet urging people to "be aware of fraudulent fundraising pages on the internet," and directing donors to the official page.

Gofundme.co.uk, which provides a hosting platform for fundraising pages, has promised its own investigation into the problem.

The site has already suspended two pages, according to York Press

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