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to feel I have opened myself up to a barrage of spam (Facebook "offering help" related)

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wasityouorme · 14/06/2017 23:51

I didn't realise that when you offer help on Facebook after a crisis - especially when it pins you according to how close you are to the crisis, that people who have nothing to do with the crisis can message you and request what you are offering?

I offered shelter, food, clothing etc to those affected by the Grenfell Tower as I am very close (1km away) and I've had so far:

three messages from women in Nigeria asking for "designer clothes only," and "forget everything else." When I told them this was specifically for the fire victims, they got nasty. Someone in Nottingham and another in Scotland (unrelated to the fire) asking to come and stay with me.

I am going to take everything I have to the collection points tomorrow. I wonder if I should take my post down?

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TheWitTank · 15/06/2017 00:10

I would remove the post and go to the collection points. Your donations can then be properly and fairly distributed to those in need of them. Well done for offering, I'm sure the items will be greatly appreciated.


user1496273889 · 15/06/2017 00:43

Some people are just scum, don't let them put you off helping out, just withdraw your offer now as people seem to be getting some sort of accommodation sorted. Proud of you for stepping up!


FakePlasticTeaLeaves · 15/06/2017 01:15

I noticed that when London Bridge happened, messages from random people. Its a stupidly designed functionality, I would take the post down as it isn't designed with your privacy in mind. Well done for helping though, is a great thing to do and will be really appreciated


Tinkerbell275 · 15/06/2017 01:27

That's great you did that I also donated some stuff today. I live quite far away but a friend on Facebook said they will be taking donations up there and they drive. So I helped


TheMaddHugger · 15/06/2017 05:31

Report them as SPAM to Facebook.

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