A couple of threads were recently deleted because “raising funds” is not allowed on the forum (for good reasons).
The same person who opened the threads (which i won’t name) is now contacting authors via mail asking for donations.
Before you decide to send any money, you should know that the same user, under various accounts, already asked for money several times on these forums using a different story each time.
The above was discovered by another author, i can confirm and provide info to support if asked.
The only reason i’m posting in the forums is because i know for sure a lot of other authors have been already contacted by this person and i think they should be warned. Consider this before locking/removing the thread.
edit: Additionally, in the mail he writes: “This is an e-mail sent with the help of staff to all ThemeForest authors.”
That’s weird, he had 100+ items purchased :/
I also received the message. I’d like to find out if it’s true or not because I want to help a fellow in need.
Why would he lie about the Themeforest staff supporting him? That alone makes it pretty disturbing.
I am really sad that someone would make up a story about something so serious under a respectable author account.
Is it the same guy who opened a thread telling that he had cancer and need money for treatment?
I guess the sad part is I never believed any of it in the first place.
Does anyone know how to report a scam on that “gofundme” site he created? I also got the email and the total donations have gone up almost $100 in the last hour… Might be worth looking into. I didn’t see anything like a “report this page” link.