GoFundMe for East Williamsburg church revealed to be a scam

Parishioners from Our Lady of Pompeii are now attending Mass at All Saints Church until repairs are completed.

Katelynn Ulrich and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 3, 2024, 10:15 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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A GoFundMe popped up three days ago after a fire at Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii during Easter service this past Sunday - but the donation page turned out to be a scam.
A spokesperson from GoFundMe tells News 12 that it has zero tolerance for the misuse of the platform.
Father Vincenzo Cardilicchia says the GoFundMe isn’t the only scam attempt. He says he also received a text from someone pretending to be someone that he knew.
Cardilicchia says that Mass for Our Lady of Pompeii will be held at All Saints Church and that they will be accepting donations in person.
“Many times, we are not in a commune, but in this moment comes, you can see the community is there. People are able to overcome their differences because of the love they have for God,” said Cardilicchia.
The Brooklyn Diocese confirmed there are no official fundraisers for the church going on at this time other than in-person donations.


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