A web scammer has been uncovered, seemingly intent on making money from the misery of a cancer-stricken toddler.
Just three days before Christmas, Lower Hutt parents Caroline and Darren Williamson found out their 1-year-old son Daniel had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
When Mr Williamson chanced upon a page asking for donations for Daniel on US-based site GoFundMe, he became suspicious.
The site was purportedly set up on January 4 by a Dunedin man, but has since been closed by GoFundMe without receiving any money towards its $8000 target.
Police are investigating.
A Facebook group, Super Daniel, was set up to track Daniel's progress, while a donation site on givealittle.co.nz had raised $10,215 of its $15,000 goal by yesterday afternoon.
Daniel is gaining weight and doing well after starting chemotherapy.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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