FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Around 64 donations from Fort St. John residents were made to the GiveSendGo fundraising campaign for those protesting COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in Ottawa.
The data was allegedly hacked from the U.S.-based Christian fundraising website over the weekend, which became the new line of support for protestors after GoFundMe cancelled a similar campaign that raised over $10 million.
According to the findings, donations from a V1J postal code donated at least $17,786 — the most in the north. Roughly 68 people with a V0C postal code — covering most of the north, including Hudson’s Hope and Tumbler Ridge — donated roughly $10,215. The area, including Dawson Creek, with a V1G postal code, had 30 donations for an estimated $7,889.
A map based on the leaked data, showing donations by postal code and country, can be viewed here.
According to the Globe and Mail, the “Freedom Convoy 2022” page was replaced by a video addressed to “GiveSendGo grifters and hatriots” after being hacked, and a spreadsheet was shared containing data on 92,844 donations, revealing personal information on donators, including names, IP addresses, e-mail addresses, amounts donated, and more.
Donations weren’t solely made in Canada, with contributions coming from several countries, but the majority of funds came from the United States and Canada.
Between February 1st and 10th, US$8,421,806 was donated, with Canadians contributing over half the funding at $4,311,287. Americans donated a total of $3,626,224, according to the data leak.
However, there were 51,666 donations from the U.S. compared to 36,202 donations originating from Canada.
A new data leak for a different fundraiser on GiveSendGo titled “Adopt-a-Trucker” raised around US$540,000 for protesters. Around 60 per cent of the donors were Canadian.
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