Scammer used Newtown victim’s name on fake donation website
NEWTOWN, Conn. — As if the families of the victims killed in the Connecticut school shootings did not have enough to worry about, now scam artists are posting fake websites and asking for donations in the name of Noah Pozner, one of the children who lost his life.
The fraudulent site offered details about Noah and his family, about the funeral and asked for donations to be sent to a New York address, which the family is unfamiliar with. The site also included a petition on gun control.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with Pozner’s uncle Alexis Haller last night.
“Instead of doing things with the family I am running around protecting the family,” Haller said. “I look at my nieces, and I think of these scammers. They are stealing from them — the survivors of this tragedy.”
If you would like to help out and donate directly to Noah’s family, visit NoahPozner.org. At the bottom of the site is a disclaimer that says it “is the only official website for payment to directly and solely benefit the siblings of Noah Pozner.”
The donations will go to pay for counseling for Noah’s four surviving siblings, one of whom is his twin sister.