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I Watched My Friend Dying on Facebook. But It Was All a GoFundMe Scam.

How a group of friends ended up donating over $100,000 to a sick friend — who was perfectly fine

Sarah Treleaven
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23 min readOct 21, 2020

Several winters ago, I watched as my old classmate Cindy was publicly dying on the internet.