Statement from GoFundMe About Protecting Donors In Alabama

Following today's arrest in Alabama, GoFundMe released the following statement:

"First, our platform is backed by the GoFundMe Guarantee, which means that in the rare case that GoFundMe, law enforcement or a user finds campaigns are misused, donors are fully protected and will get their money back. Additionally, it’s important to remember that misuse is extremely rare on our platform. Campaigns with misuse make up less than one tenth of one percent of all campaigns. With that said, there are unfortunate and rare instances where people create campaigns with the intention to take advantage of others’ generosity. In the small handful of cases where misuse occurs, GoFundMe takes action to resolve the issue. The user has been banned, and we are working with law enforcement officials to make sure donors get their money back."

For additional information on our measures to protect the platform, please visit If you donated to a GoFundMe campaign to support Jennifer Flynn Cataldo, please contact our team by clicking here.

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