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AustraliaScammer poses as family of young girl killed in WA car crash in fundraising ruse

23:01  11 september  2019
23:01  11 september  2019 Source:   watoday.com.au

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Scammer poses as family of young girl killed in WA car crash in fundraising ruse© Facebook Abbey Forrest. Two fake fundraising pages set up by a scammer pretending to be the family of a young girl who was killed in a car crash in the remote Kimberley last week have been shut down.

Abbey Forrest, 11, was sitting in the rear tray of a ute as it drove in marshlands near Great Northern Highway about 3pm on Sunday.

Police say as the car was driving over mud flats, the driver lost control and the car rolled. Abbey was thrown from the car and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the ute was assisting police with their investigation but no charges have been laid.

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Following Abbey's death two fundraising pages were set up on the website Go Get Funding by a single user pretending to be two different members of the Forrest family.

The pages were labelled “Abbey Forrest Funeral Fund”, and set a fundraising goal of $5000.

They were both set up within minutes of each other, but four people had already donated about $170 in total throughout Wednesday.

A Go Get Funding spokeswoman said the fundraisers had been taken down quickly.

“These campaigns have already been reported and I can confirm that they have been deleted, and the user deleted and banned from our site,” she said.

Those who donated will be automatically refunded.

The family asked the community not to share the pages, but also thanked those who had donated to the page regardless.

Following Abbey’s death, she was remembered by her brother Tom as a “beautiful, kind and loving girl, with an amazing sense of humour”.

“She was an amazing sister to have and affected me so much as my little sister, in my lifetime. I’m glad I was able to spend time with her and my family only two weeks ago, where she told me I ‘had to be in one of her Tik Tok videos’, what a girl,” he wrote.

Abbey was named junior person of the year at the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards in August, where she thanked her mother Jessie for her support and love.

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