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That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every cent. Run by Brian Kolfage, a veteran with a track record of questionable business practices, the project defied all logistical considerations with its proposal for a “simple and straightforward” plan to build the wall. That didn’t stop the fund from attracting the attention of 337,559 donors at the time of writing.
That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

Surprising perhaps no one beyond its donors, the campaign collided with reality, with Kolfage coming to the realization that “the federal government won’t be able to accept our donations anytime soon” given that there is no actual mechanism through which it could do so. On the campaign page, Kolfage newly disclosed his plans to form a nonprofit, “We Build The Wall, Inc.” that would hold onto the donations until the federal government is able to accept them or until all of the donors eventually forget the project altogether.
Initially, donors were told that their money would be refunded if the goal for the project was not met. On December 22, the project’s language changed, removing any mention of refunds if the goal was not met. With that, the project appears to have run afoul of GoFundMe’s policies.


Also, as the campaign ?, Kolfage’s been changing the language about refunding $
12/18 "If for ANY reason we don't reach our goal we will refund your donation”
12/19: saying they will hold funds, but will refund if goal not hit
12/22: refund promise gone
Now: Will hold all funds pic.twitter.com/nhVvCiNFbN
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) January 11, 2019
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