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12 Shameless People Who Used GoFundMe for Questionable Reasons


The rise of fundraising campaigns over the past few years have shown the best and worst of human civilization. As nice as it is to watch complete strangers give money to help struggling teachers and cancer patients, it's also alarming to see how many people take advantage of crowdsourcing platforms to shamelessly get free money. Although the more brazen ones straight-up lie, others are more straightforward with asking strangers to give them money for alcohol, lottery tickets, and even "spiritual journeys." Thankfully, few people actually gave them money, but it does show you how bold people can be when they're begging the Internet for cash. Below, a few of the worst examples.

1. A guy asked for money to "buy" Dave Grohl.

Source: GoFundMe

There's being a hardcore fan, and then there's this. Back in 2016, a guy tried to raise $35,000 to purchase Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. "I'm his biggest fan and figured I can round up enough scratch to purchase him so we can hang out and high five and sh--t," he wrote on his GoFundMe page. "Heck, I may give him a bro-hug or two as well." Although he never met his goal, he did raise $1,855, which he used to throw a concert to help raise money for the the nonprofit Autism Speaks.