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Post  Freedom on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 9:37 am

Everyone can afford to be generous if they don't actually have to fork out anything!

Yes, I'd like to know what lucky person is now the McCanns' spokesperson.
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 10:49 am

Looks like it's been taken down...
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Post  Bampots on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:05 am

Does make me wonder tho what would have happened if we internet truth seekers or whatever we are....started donating heavily!???

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Post  Freedom on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:11 am

Yes it's gone.

It's lucky that there were no real donations other than the first one for £10.00.
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:20 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3877848/Police-investigate-fund-say-trying-raise-1-5m-prosecute-parents-Madeleine-McCann.html
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:23 am

A very interesting article. I like it.
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Post  Bampots on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:33 am

I only get the post doesnt exist??? Question

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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 11:38 am

Yeah - strange. Had it open in another tab.. here it is.

Can't be arsed to sort out the text.

Fund that says it is trying to raise £1.5m to prosecute the parents of Madeleine McCann is investigated for being a scam
Police believed to be investigating GoFundMe page which could be a scam
Adam Cruz set up fundraising page to raise money to prosecute McCanns
Page called 'McCanns: Private Prosecution' has raised £17,000 in 24 hours
But fears it is a scam prompted questions - and it has since been removed
By EMMA GLANFIELD FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 11:07, 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:07, 27 October 2016
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A fundraising page set up to try and raise £1.5million in an attempt to prosecute the parents of Madeleine McCann is being investigated over fears it is a scam.
The GoFundMe page, called McCanns: Private Prosecution, was set up in the last 72 hours and pledges to raise enough money to hire lawyers to build a case against Kate and Gerry, whose daughter went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
Supporters had pledged almost £18,000 to the cause, which was set up by Facebook user Adam Cruz, before concerns were raised that it could be a scam.
The official Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page suggested it was not an authorised fundraising campaign and questioned where the cash was going.
The GoFundMe page, called McCanns: Private Prosecution, pledges to raise £1.5m to build a case against Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007. It received more than £17,000 in 48 hours before being removed by administrators
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The GoFundMe page, called McCanns: Private Prosecution, pledges to raise £1.5m to build a case against Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007. It received more than £17,000 in 48 hours before being removed by administrators
Supporters had pledged almost £18,000 to the cause, which was set up by Facebook user Adam Cruz, before concerns were raised that it could be a scam. Pictured: The official Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page suggested it was not a real campaign
Supporters had pledged almost £18,000 to the cause, which was set up by Facebook user Adam Cruz, before concerns were raised that it could be a scam. Pictured: The official Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page suggested it was not a real campaign
A message on the site said: 'We do NOT endorse any post by Adam Cruz regarding a GoFundMe page against the McCanns and urge anyone who reads his plea to NOT donate to this.
'It has not been verified and our group has NO association with this fund or person.
'Adam only became a member today. There was nothing to say Adam is who he said he is, or indeed where any money would be going.  
'We WANT justice for Maddie, but we don't want our members to be out of pocket to someone who took it upon themselves to make a page and ask for money.

'That is no better than the McCanns themselves. We are willing to support this, but with the right people and the right legal representation into the bargain.
'Something that is LEGAL and above board. Written up by a solicitor and not some guy we don't know on fb who has been a member a few hours.'
Mr Cruz's fundraising page had pledged to 'deliver the justice Madeleine McCann deserves.'
He had posted links to the GoFundMe page across social media and onto the Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page, where administrators blocked him.
The GoFundMe page was set up by Facebook user Adam Cruz, who later took to his own profile page to hit back at claims the page was a scam. He said he had been trying to 'seek justice'
Maddie vanished at the age of three while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007 and, despite a high-profile international hunt, no trace of her has ever been found
In response, he wrote on his profile: 'This page blocked me for actively seeking justice for an innocent and defeceless (sic) child.
'I would strongly urge them to unblock me.
'As you can imagine, the high profile case that this is, lawyers from the UK would work with Portuguese and American Lawyers. We are currently in talks with British Lawyers.
'I started a fundraising campaign for 'McCann's: Private Prosecution'. Please tap to donate.'
The GoFundPage was removed this morning after reports it was a scam.
It is understood police are investigating.
Kate and Gerry have campaigned tirelessly for help in solving the disappearance of the youngster but have routinely faced criticism for trying to raise millions to help their case



Hopes were high when the UK investigation into the little girl's disappearance was launched in 2011, with Scotland Yard detectives later highlighting a sex offender who had targeted British families with young children staying in villas in the same area where Madeleine was last seen.
Despite no obvious progress since then, the head of Scotland Yard's murder squad, Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Duthie, remained optimistic earlier this year.
He said: 'There is ongoing work. There is always a possibility that we will find Madeleine and we hope that we will find her alive.'
However, the British operation into her disappearance has since been scaled back from seven officers to four and the forensic operation has concluded altogether.
Kate and Gerry have campaigned tirelessly for help in solving the disappearance of the youngster but have routinely faced criticism for trying to raise millions to help their case.
They came under particular scrutiny when it was revealed they used £1million of the raised funds to pay the mortgage of their £500,000 detached home in Rothley, Leicestershire.
In the weeks after Madeleine's disappearance, they also used the money to pay for campaign trips to Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin, Washington DC and the Moroccan capital, Rabat - costing around £300,000 in total.
A further £80,000 was paid out for publicity campaigns in Portugal, Spain and Morocco.


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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  AndyB on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 12:07 pm

Thanks for that Andrew

"The official Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page"

It looks like the reporter Emma Glanfield has confused the McCann's "official" Find Madeleine site with the Abduction or Scam Facebook page. Lol. Its hardly surprising its been taken down
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Freedom on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 2:28 pm

Adam Cruz has been well and truly rumbled.

http://www.scampolicegroup.com/adam-cruz-httpswww-gofundme-com-scammer/
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:11 am

The Sun article from yesterday (with comments)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2061677/fraud-cops-investigating-madeleine-mccann-justice-fund-raising-thousands-to-sue-kate-and-gerry-mccann/
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:17 am

And the Mail article again. It got took down about 10 mins after the original was posted and this is an update version that came out late in the aft.. Not checked to see what's different though.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3877848/Police-investigate-fund-say-trying-raise-1-5m-prosecute-parents-Madeleine-McCann.html
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Post  AndyB on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:35 am

Andrew wrote:And the Mail article again. It got took down about 10 mins after the original was posted and this is an update version that came out late in the aft.. Not checked to see what's different though.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3877848/Police-investigate-fund-say-trying-raise-1-5m-prosecute-parents-Madeleine-McCann.html
The main differences are that "The official Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page" has become "One Facebook page" and there's a quote from Clarence Mitchell saying that the McCann's won't comment
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:42 am

AndyB wrote:
Andrew wrote:And the Mail article again. It got took down about 10 mins after the original was posted and this is an update version that came out late in the aft.. Not checked to see what's different though.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3877848/Police-investigate-fund-say-trying-raise-1-5m-prosecute-parents-Madeleine-McCann.html
The main differences are that "The official Madeleine McCann: Abduction or Scam Facebook page" has become "One Facebook page" and there's a quote from Clarence Mitchell saying that the McCann's won't comment

Hi Andy, It's actually quite a bit different when you compare the 2.

Yes, I noticed 'Clarence' is back then.
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:24 pm

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2069709/this-guy-just-made-the-sickest-madeleine-mccann-halloween-joke-on-twitter/

The Sun's latest Madeleine story from about an hour ago.
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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Bampots on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:27 pm

I was reading over the way that Petermac has left a comment in the Mail article!

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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  Andrew on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:38 pm

Bampots wrote:I was reading over the way that Petermac has left a comment in the Mail article!

Must be this one then.

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Perhaps for the sake of the WHOLE Truth you might mention that the McCanns LOST the Appeal, and that they and the twins have to pay the full costs of the trial.


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Re: Possible scam McCann Go Fund Me page

Post  chirpyinsect on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 3:59 pm

Andrew wrote:The Sun article from yesterday (with comments)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2061677/fraud-cops-investigating-madeleine-mccann-justice-fund-raising-thousands-to-sue-kate-and-gerry-mccann/

25 comments and all negative. Things sure have changed.

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