By Charitable - 30/06/2014 05:02 - United States - San Francisco

Today, I donated to a charity website. My card was repeatedly refused by the website but when I went on my account, I was charged for each time I tried. I was scammed by a charity. FML
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I hope they really use that money for charity.

I wouldn't be convinced they are a charity.


I hope they really use that money for charity.

1dvs_bstd 41

I doubt it.

Was this, by any chance, George Costanza's "Human Fund."

kitcatjb 12

I hope everyone knows that a lot of the charity's you donate to don't actually go to charity. Most are scams or only 10% of the profit they make actually goes to where they tell you it's going.

asnakelovinbabe 16

To add to what 25 said, PETA and HSUS are two of the biggest scammers. They rake in millions of dollars with pictures of sad animals, and use that money to fund euthanizing the majority of animals they take in, and lobbying towards bills to take away your rights to keep your pets. Moral of the story: if you want to help animals with a donation, donate money or supplies straight to your local animal shelter.

YDI for being a horse. Shit, wrong FML.

Personally, I'd give up after about three times, but I'm not OP.

I have Chase. If they see multiples of the same charge on my account, they automatically reverse it, then call me for verification.

^^ Chase is the best

No good deeds go without rewards

I wouldn't be convinced they are a charity.

asnakelovinbabe 16

The more likely scenario is that there was a problem with the technical end of the transaction. This literally just happened to me last night. I ordered a $400 ladder and the first time it said it couldn't complete the transaction due to my billing address which was total BS. I double checked my stuff and tried again and it worked. Lo and behold I checked my paypal and paypal sent them two payments and I had 2 order numbers. They were quick to refund the extra transaction. If OP takes it up with their bank they should be able to reclaim the funds if the charity won't help.

Why the hell would you order a $400 ladder when you can get one for less by going to the store..??

MikeyLean 8

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Yes, Op's a dumbass because she was giving money out of the goodness of her heart, not knowing she was being scammed. Think before you comment.

The gift that keeps giving...

To the "charity" that keeps on taking.

Nah, that's herpes.

Did you donate to a prince who was trying over throw his tyrant father?

jazmin3012 28

that's rude and disrespectful! But don't forget that all good deeds don't go unpunished. :-)

But unfortunately OP's intentions were not necessarily to do THAT good of a deed.

You get punished for doing good deeds?

Welcome to FML poncho55....The place where good deeds and punishment for those good deeds are the way of life.

You should definitely let the police know. Hopefully they can recover your money!

Or just tell your card company to cancel the charges...

26, if it's a scam site posing as a charity, it needs to be taken down, which is why the authorities need to be alerted.

Was the charity run by a Nigerian prince who had a boatload of money to give away?