I, a skeptic and a cautious Colin, have possibly fallen foul to a scam. I have not lost millions of pounds, I don't have millions of pounds to lose so that would be impossible.
It is not a scam of epic proportions eg, a lottery from foreign lands. It is not worthy of a Sky news headline banner. It is however worthy of me forsaking my book club and sharing the story with you.
Facebook is something I have little interest in I must admit. I love all the finding old pals and the craft/vintage side of things, don't get me wrong. But I seem to air my thoughts on very few an occasion. I like my blog and just lately Twitter for that side of my life.
Anyhows, I have a friend that was supporting a cause and thought I may like to get involved. It involved a person on a low income trying to raise money for a very sad and personal reason.
I don't wish to go in to too much detail as it would be unfair.
The person was well off their target amount and had little hope of reaching it via the avenues she had chosen. I decided to donate money directly (not a huge amount I am quite poor myself) and some of my handcrafted goods. The crafty bits would be sold and in a bidding style sale and any proceeds would be donated directly.
These are the items.
Just this morn I discovered a comment on the fundraising group wall that immediately raised alarm bells. I felt that I had to contact the aforementioned comment maker and find out more, I did not want to be involved in a scam of any sort.
I have received an email back and it does seem that although the fundraiser has suffered a personal tragedy it does not warrant a fundraiser and the money, quite possibly, is not going to be spent wisely (so to speak).
I am now in a kind of quandary as to what to do about my crafty donations. I don't want to cause aa hoohaa or any distress. Do I withdraw the items? Will I be letting down the bidders, surely it is their choice to donate??
I hope that I have not said too much and that I have not caused any upset but surely a blog is a forum to express what is happening in ones life and how one is feeling about said things.
I think I am full of doubt today.....