GoFundMe urged to adopt new disclosure policies by Virginia Attorney General

He joins a coalition of 28 Attorneys General

Republican candidate for Attorney General Del. Jason Miyares gestures during a rally in Glen Allen, Va., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Miyares will face Democrat Mark Herring in the November election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) (Steve Helber, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that has helped organizers raised over five billion dollars throughout the last 12 years.

However, many people are starting to question how reliable the platform is when it comes to disclosing where their money is actually going.

Jason Miyares, the Attorney General of Virginia, has joined a bipartisan coalition of 28 Attorneys General to help solve this problem.

“GoFundMe creates an easy, digital platform for people all over the world to donate to causes of their choice,” said Attorney General Miyares. “Individuals put their trust in GoFundMe that their money will go to their selected cause, but the company’s position on how they refund, block, freeze, and redirect donations is unclear.”

He also states that GoFundMe has crossed the line from fundraising platform to fundraiser itself.

The coalition includes Attorneys General from New Mexico, Louisiana and Mississippi.