Wednesday, January 16, 2019

GoFundMe Warns About Fake Fundraisers for Baby King Jay Davila

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 12:39 PM

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The tragic story of King Jay Davila's death has saddened many in San Antonio and elsewhere in the U.S., allowing scammers to capitalize on the heartbreak.

Representatives from popular fundraising site GoFundMe said the company is looking into accounts related to King Jay, some of which began accepting donations for the baby's burial. One page is asking for $10,000 that would allegedly go toward the expenses.

But that isn't the case. Castle Ridge Funeral Home will pay for King Jay's funeral, while nonprofit Any Baby Can is donating the site for his final resting place.

The CEO of Eagles Flight Advocacy and Outreach, which hosted a balloon release on Sunday at the site where King Jay's body was buried, said the family is aware of the arrangements.
"There is no reason for GoFundMe accounts to start," said Pamela Allen of Eagles Flight. "There is no reason for people to be standing out with his picture trying to collect money."



Unfortunately, though, it appears someone is. If people want to help, Allen suggests donating money to nonprofits that deal with child abuse.

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