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Should scammers be blamed?

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Patria-Kaye Aarons wrote an article boasting on accomplishments that should dare not put her in the same category as Jamaican scammers.

In the article, she mentioned that she was denied from drawing on her crowdfunding resources since the administrators apparently thought her request was a scam.

So she blames Jamaican scammers for the unexpected decision. However, did Jamaican scammers' reputation influence that decision or did the decision-makers scrutinise the request of an easily replicated entity which shows intentions for personal gains rather than to be of service to the needy?

Is the purpose of crowdfunding resources to accommodate business start-ups or is it expected to provide an outlet for those who have suffered unfortunate setbacks which have affected the quality of their lives?

Whatever the perceptions of crowdfunding, it is good to know that the administrators will investigate requests and refund donations if the outcomes determine that funding should not be paid out.

Joan Y. Campbell