I have a GoFundMe campaign, and I received what looked like donations taking me to my target level, and then were rescinded by GoFundMe on a message saying something like the funds not being obtained. I contacted the ?donor?, who said that GoFundMe had difficulties or was not set up to process donations from Ukraine. I offered a PayPal donation URL and my number for Western Union. I have not been contacted since.
Did I just meet a scammer with a low amount of determination or looking for an easy kill? I'm not sure what to make of this but this was an awfully incomplete execution for what I would expect from a con artist.
Comments are welcome. I expect, if this is a scam, it would hinge on people doing more to not lose money than to gain money, and having GoFundMe say "You've received donations to match your target" and then "No, wait, we were wrong about the money we said would be deposited" would put a victim in a more vulnerable psychological state than someone who just offered money out of the blue and didn't yet make it perceivedly yours.