About sharing image captionDarci died of leukaemia last year A grieving couple who discovered a fake GoFundMe had been set up in the name of their dead daughter say scama problem needs to be taken seriously. Amanda and Graeme Jackson, from Kirkcaldy in Fife, lost their six-year-old daughter Darci to cancer last year.
They had created a GoFundMe to raise money for vital treatments but she died before it could be used. As they were making funeral arrangements, the couple found a fake using Darci's images and story.
Hundreds of pounds had been donated to the fraudulent campaign. Graeme said he made the "sick" discovery when the couple were in the midst of terrible grief.
His wife added: "You can't fathom that another person would do such as thing. It's absolutely vile. They had launched the fundraising campaign to pay for potentially life-saving treatment in the US for her acute lymphoblasic leukaemia but she died days later.
The money raised was never withdrawn by the Jacksons and all donors were refunded image captionHer parents said Darci was fun-loving, sassy and determined The fake funding sams was discovered as they prepared to bury her. Graeme said: "Going through the pain of losing your daughter is hard enough without someone setting up a fake that you have then to deal with.
However, the police investigation was eventually dropped.
Although officers were able to trace the IP address responsible, they were not able to identify a suspect. Amanda said: "If there were consequences to carrying out these kinds of things then it might make people stop scama think about doing it. There is no deterrent at all. The people who donated to the scammed were all refunded by GoFundMe.
He said: "If you say we have about 75, campaigns a year, you are talking tirl maybe five confirmed cases of fraud each year, which is really quite low. That's a huge investment on our part and we are continually working to make the system safer to make sure we eliminate fraud entirely.