Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Our policy on third party or personal fundraising on FR: Don't do it!
February 27, 2014 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 02/27/2014 12:23:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Edited on 02/27/2014 12:51:10 PM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

Don't do it. Prayer requests are ok, but asking for money is not.

There is absolutely no way that we can vet people asking for money on the internet and so our policy is not to allow personal or third party fundraising on FR. Occasionally people do it anyway. And sometimes good Samaritans get burned. People are not always who they seem to be. Beware of who you send money or personal information to (real names, phone numbers, address, email address, checking account numbers, etc).

We have warned, suspended and banned posters in the past for violating this policy. But it still happens and innocent people get burned. Do not send money to people you don't know [UPDATE] unless they are a long-term business or organization with a good reputation (Free Republic for example). Do not give anyone your personal information unless you know them personally or they have a known trustworthy reputation. It's too easy for unscrupulous operators on the Internet to steal your information, use it, or sell it for others to use.

My personal information is well known on the Internet so I subscribe to a service that guards my identity. And I do receive alerts from time-to-time. Even so, I've still had personal credit cards compromised more than once. Luckily for me, the credit card companies took care of it.

Be careful out there. Guard your personal info. Do not become a victim of an Internet scam or of identity theft. If you suspect there's a chance of your credit card or checking account info or any other of your personal info may have been compromised, check with the major credit reporting agencies or subscribe to a service like lifelock, etc.

The only authorized fundraising we do on FR is our quarterly fundraisers for our operating expenses and we've been doing this for over 15 years.

Thank you all very much.

This is a public announcement, not an advertisement.


TOPICS: Announcements; Breaking News; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3rdpartyfundraising; freerepublic; freerepublicpolicy; jimrob
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-115 next last

1 posted on 02/27/2014 12:23:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Good policy!


2 posted on 02/27/2014 12:26:04 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
Darnit. Where am I supposed to find the funds to finance my startup, roadside mojito stands?
3 posted on 02/27/2014 12:26:11 PM PST by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; onyx

I’ve seen this done a few times and it has always worried me. Just because a personal plea is posted doesn’t mean a person is who they pretend to be. Paranoia can be healthy. ;-)


4 posted on 02/27/2014 12:28:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #5 Removed by Moderator

To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 12:30:04 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Unfortunate.

I am a hidden Prince in Nigeria and I have need of
help from YOU because I have chosen carefully and
cannot remove the family jewels without help outside
the country...


7 posted on 02/27/2014 12:30:48 PM PST by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

IBTZ

Oh, wait...


8 posted on 02/27/2014 12:32:11 PM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #9 Removed by Moderator

To: Jim Robinson

Mr. Robinson,

Many thanks for posting this!!

Eternal vigilance ....


10 posted on 02/27/2014 12:34:10 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Is that tax deductible?


11 posted on 02/27/2014 12:36:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Cool! Do you take Bitcoin?


12 posted on 02/27/2014 12:36:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Agree.

While the policy is good and precise, I take every opportunity to point out that:

I SEND MONEY TO THE SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND AND EACH CANDIDATE THEY SUPPORT.

Just a fact. Do with it what you will.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 12:37:49 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

bttt


14 posted on 02/27/2014 12:42:01 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner
I have chosen carefully and cannot remove the family jewels without help outside the country...

Quite frankly, I wouldn't want any help removing the family jewels...

15 posted on 02/27/2014 12:47:56 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

This sounds HUGH and SERIES!!


16 posted on 02/27/2014 12:48:01 PM PST by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Laz, my agency is better than your agency. We are cheaper and offer unlimited memberships.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 12:51:23 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: NEMDF

Clearly the issue is beyond cheese and moose remedies. You know what that calls for.....


18 posted on 02/27/2014 12:51:49 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: NEMDF

19 posted on 02/27/2014 12:53:38 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

I strongly approve of this policy. Thank you. As my good friend in Nigeria advised when he took over managing and protecting my assets, . . .


20 posted on 02/27/2014 12:55:36 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

21 posted on 02/27/2014 12:56:29 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Miltie

NOT THE ZOT
Oh the HUMANATEE

Banished to Thailand!


22 posted on 02/27/2014 12:57:08 PM PST by NEMDF
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; lowbridge; All
Best. Scam. Evah.
23 posted on 02/27/2014 12:58:12 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner
family jewels

humble ... I have a two inch by two inch shipping container. Will that help?

24 posted on 02/27/2014 1:00:31 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson
I’ve seen this done a few times and it has always worried me. Just because a personal plea is posted doesn’t mean a person is who they pretend to be. Paranoia can be healthy. ;-)

It's just not a good policy.

It puts everyone involved in awkward, uncomfortable positions.

Prayer requests and praying is what we do here, gladly, sincerely, faithfully and if possible on bended knees.

BTW, I'm sure this includes the use of FR mail, too.

25 posted on 02/27/2014 1:00:50 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz
You should have added at the end,
"But wait, order now and receive two memberships for the same price!!"

Just a suggestion :)

26 posted on 02/27/2014 1:03:46 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson
I agree with this policy 100%. Allowing 3rd party fundraising on a site you manage is nothing but liability and trouble.

Don't ask me how I know.

27 posted on 02/27/2014 1:06:48 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx

I hadn’t even thought of FReepmail being used. *eyes rolling*


28 posted on 02/27/2014 1:08:40 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Are you including solicitations for documented conservative candidates (Matt Bevin comes to mind)?


29 posted on 02/27/2014 1:09:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

I agree and volunteer to have everyone send me their money and I will re-distribute it as I see fit!

;-)


30 posted on 02/27/2014 1:10:04 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: The Cajun

Just pay separate processing and handling...


31 posted on 02/27/2014 1:17:34 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Carry_Okie

I’m not registered as a PAC and so cannot solicit for funds for candidates. I try to avoid that, though I have posted info (not solicitations) about known conservative PACs before.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 1:18:24 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

I am a Nigerian prince and would like your assistance in moving funds from a diamond mine in the total of $435,345,000...


33 posted on 02/27/2014 1:18:39 PM PST by glorgau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: glorgau

I liked it better when they sent those offers by mail back in the day. At least my daughter got to add some Nigerian postage stamps to her collection album.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 1:20:56 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Lazamataz

Oh come on, I’m sure you still have some Platinum Packages available for us high rollers!


35 posted on 02/27/2014 1:21:33 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: NEMDF
This sounds HUGH and SERIES!!

Check your BEBER. I hit yo digits.

(References like these should be posted when "FR Lore" is quoted.)

36 posted on 02/27/2014 1:22:58 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Miltie

Oops. You beat me to it.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 1:23:38 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW; onyx; Jim Robinson
Have seen it done via FReepmail. I too rolled my eyes. Will say one more thing, then am going to leave for this day. Okay, I understand all the applause (smile) at my leaving for the day. This is a great policy Jim has put in place. Thank You, once more, Jim. Jim, your care of this site is beyond what other business would do and each here could cite many examples of other businesses not taking the time to warn those that frequent their business or website. Much success to you and yours Jim. Prayers for much success.
38 posted on 02/27/2014 1:26:13 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Affinity Marketing. Affinity Scamming. It could happen here.


39 posted on 02/27/2014 1:27:20 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals

Too bad you’re leaving for the day. Have a good “rest of the day”. :-)


40 posted on 02/27/2014 1:30:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Vigilanteman

My dad sold industrial measuring/monitoring equipment for many years. I remember some letters he had from Nigeria back in the early 1960s asking for quotes on lumber kiln drying thermometers. He said everyone in the industry knew they were crooks and to not deal with them.

But they did have some cool stamps.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 1:54:34 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

“I’ve still had personal credit cards compromised more than once”

Traced to which arm of the DNC?

;)


42 posted on 02/27/2014 1:58:50 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

43 posted on 02/27/2014 2:01:37 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BykrBayb

Not understanding the imagery but based upon history
I’ll assume the “message” is meant in a hostile fashion.

So I’ll ask.. did anything else fall out when you stood up?

If I’m incorrect in my assumption.. well.. whatever you meant.. I didn’t get it.


44 posted on 02/27/2014 2:07:44 PM PST by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: CSM

Is that you, Comrade Barack?


45 posted on 02/27/2014 2:11:43 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; DJ MacWoW; Old Sarge; shibumi; glock rocks; Michael Barnes; Mossad1967; brucecw; ...

Just because a personal plea is posted doesn’t mean a person is who they pretend to be.
...no matter how tragic their story.

.

46 posted on 02/27/2014 2:25:22 PM PST by LucyT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Zactly!

I’ve helped a few Freepers but, they were long time, in a pinch and I’ve found a few them, in person, to be good friends.

Still, I am careful and I don’t do charity.

Sometimes life is rough but, we all got go through our Solomon acts to get wisdom and Job experiences to obtain strength.

Sucks but, what would life be for us puny humans if we didn’t have challenges?

That would suck too, because I would be a God and I am far to irresponsible for that job.

I let my goldfish go a week without food or cleaning the water and look what happened to them....

Good call Boss.

I’ve seen some posts angling this way of late....


47 posted on 02/27/2014 2:26:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy

Where’s your Mojito stand?

I’ll help you.

Heck, I’ll buy the mint.....


48 posted on 02/27/2014 2:27:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DJ MacWoW

Well, they are out to get us.....


49 posted on 02/27/2014 2:27:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: LucyT
doesn’t mean a person is who they pretend to be.

Got any specifics you would like to share?

50 posted on 02/27/2014 2:27:55 PM PST by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-115 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson