Grieving mother after scammers use the death of her 11-year-old daughter to set up fake fundraising pages – revealing her complicated daily routine to deal with her pain
- Fraudsters used the name of a grieving mother to set up a fake fundraising campaign
- Abbey Forrest, 11, died after falling off the back of a rolling ute in WA on September 7
- She has revealed that she says good morning and goodnight to her photo every day
A grieving mother has revealed that heartless scammers have set up a fake fundraising campaign to take advantage of the death of her 11-year-old daughter.
Abbey Forrest died on September 7 when she was thrown out of the tray of an ute when it rolled near Wyndham in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Two days after the young girl's death, her mother Jessie became the target of a cruel scam when fraudsters used her name to create a campaign on crowd-sourcing platform GoGetFunding.
Abbey Forrest (photo) died tragically on September 7 when she was thrown out of the tray of an ute while it rolled near Wyndham in the Kimberleys, WA
To promote donations, scammers have also set up a Facebook account in the name of Mrs. Forrest, so that they could send her friends the link privately, according to The Australian.
& # 39; It was really awful. In addition to grieving and processing the new reality we were living in, we had scammers who took advantage of a tragic situation, & Mrs. Forrest said.
Her friends who donated have since been reimbursed and the case is being investigated by the police.
& # 39; It's insane, I just hope the police will sort it out to the bottom, because it's something set up for exploitation, & # 39; she said.
The talented schoolgirl, who was named a junior person of the year at the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards weeks before her death, had just been admitted to three boarding schools.
Abbey Forrest (pictured with her mother Jessie) also recently received the Young Person of the Year Award at the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards
Her mother plans to let her rest on October 7 on what would have been her 12th birthday.
While Lilli, Abbey's two-year-old sister, keeps asking where she is, Mrs. Forrest has revealed their daily ritual to help with their grief.
& # 39; In the beginning I didn't answer, but now I say: & # 39; Abbey is not coming home & # 39 ;. We have started a new routine in which we say good morning to the pictures of Abbey and & # 39; saying goodbye to her at night to keep her memories alive, & # 39; said Mrs. Forrest.
A GoGetFunding spokeswoman told the Australian that it was common in all crowdfunding platforms to set up fake campaigns or counterfeit campaigns.
She added that very emotional campaigns were mostly selected because donors are less likely to find them fake.
A WA police spokesperson said the Wyndham police were investigating.
Jessie is planning to let her daughter (photo) rest on October 7 – on what would have been her 12th birthday
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