A SKINT dad who raised greater than £2,000 on GoFundMe to pay for his household Christmas claims scammers are posing as him to focus on wellwishers.

Ben Buckley, 32, made a plea on the fundraising website to assist deal with his household over the festive interval and smashed his goal.

Ben Buckley claims scammers are utilizing his image to focus on wellwishers
Ben Buckley GoFundMe

However he has warned wellwishers to not donate to some other GoFundMe web page after claiming fraudsters have been utilizing his image to rip-off money for themselves.

Ben, from Hull, mentioned: “Simply one other message I haven’t and won’t make one other go fund me web page.

“Somebody is utilizing my picture of me to make extra pages please ignore these they don’t have any affiliation to me in any respect.

“I solely began this one out of desperation for my children not for myself, thanks.”

Ben Buckley fears he won’t have enough money to treat his family this Christmas and is appealing for help
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Ben feared he wouldn’t come up with the money for to deal with his household this Christmas and is interesting for assist[/caption]

It comes after the 32-year-old final night time apologised for “any offence” he brought on by establishing the fundraising web page.

Ben had earlier mentioned he wanted assist after having to scale back his hours at work when his spouse bought in poor health throughout a “difficult” being pregnant.

As donations soared to greater than the £2,000 he was asking for, the dad has expressed his shock in an replace on the fundraising web page.

He wrote: “I want to say an enormous thanks to everybody, all of your sort messages and donations have been overwhelmingly sort.

Ben’s warning on GoFundMe

“I actually can’t thanks all sufficient my self and my household recognize all of your generosity enormously and it’ll by no means be forgotten.

“To everyone who posted unfavourable feedback we’re sorry if we brought about any offence or upset anybody, this was by no means our intention.

“We by no means anticipated this quantity of kindness or media consideration.”

Ben added: “Within the new 12 months we’re going to make it one among our priorities to make month-to-month donations to different go fund me accounts.

“We want everybody a really merry Christmas and thanks once more to all you sort hearted souls.”

Ben’s enchantment got here after his spouse was admitted to hospital on a number of events with a lung an infection – which means she needed to go on oxygen whereas pregnant.

The target was smashed in a matter of hours - going from £0 to £2,000 from 7am this morning to 4pm today
The goal was smashed in a matter of hours – going from £zero to £2,000 from 7am this morning to 4pm

To assist his household throughout the troubled being pregnant, Mr Buckley says he needed to scale back his working hours.

Nevertheless it left himself “struggling and panicking” as to how he would fund presents and Christmas necessities for his kids, together with his new two-week-old child woman.

Mr Buckley, says he feels “plenty of panic and nervousness” in addition to “feeling shameful” over his enchantment, however claims he has no different selection if he needs to offer his household a Christmas they’ll keep in mind.

Whereas his companion was pregnant, there have been additionally fears that Mr Buckley’s daughter may have Down Syndrome, inflicting extra fear amongst the household.

That concern wasn’t realised and their new-born child daughter was delivered simply two weeks in the past.

However when one fear stopped, the following one wasn’t distant.

He mentioned: “On the minute, what I’ve coming in covers surviving. I don’t like the sensation of being a charity case. I don’t prefer to really feel like I’m begging.”

However he was slammed on social media for the enchantment – with many households saying they’re additionally struggling.

One girl wrote: “That is making me soooo offended. All of us wrestle to do our greatest at Xmas however my god man have some respect for your self and your loved ones.”

One other added: “I’m all for asking for assist when wanted however £2000 of everybody else’s cash is a ridiculous ask.”


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