The GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Porsha Owens has amassed over $200,000 in donations in just over one day.
Over 4,400 donations have been made as of Friday afternoon
But now scammers are trying to take advantage of this situation.
The page was set up on Wednesday by Owens’ mother, Yvette King, according to Riverview Gardens School District where Owens worked as a safety officer. King originally set the donation goal at $50,000, which was quickly surpassed.
"I didn't think that the go fund me would have this impact," said King.
Owens, 28, was shot and killed in front of her three children on Monday in the Castle Point neighborhood in St. Louis in what police believe was a carjacking attempt.
"I didn't know that it would touch so many people's lives," said King. "It's hard to think about losing a child."
King says the money from the GoFundMe will be dedicated to the 28-year-old's children for food, clothing, education and medical cost.
News 4 discovered that some people have decided to use Owen's death with hopes to profit by making fake accounts.
"Why you want to take from my grandchildren," said King.
Funeral for Owens has been set for next Wednesday.
The link to the GoFundMe page can be found here.
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