Fraudulent fundraisers afoot

You’ve probably seen this already but the County Board yesterday issued a statement – here – asking supporters to be aware that some nefarious individuals are attempting to profit from the county’s on-field success by way of fraudulent fundraising activities. County Board PRO Aiden McLoughlin was interviewed about this on RTÉ Radio’s Drivetime programme yesterday evening (link that here – the piece starts at 22 minutes 45 seconds into the programme) and there’s also coverage about it in the papers today – Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner.

The Board are clearly right to highlight this issue – that piece in the Indo states that the scam centres on “Irish criminals in Chicago, Boston and New York” – and hopefully by doing so in this way it’ll put a halt to the gallop of those seeking to hop on the bandwaggon for personal gain. With two teams in next month’s All-Ireland final, it’s obvious that plenty of fundraising needs to be done and it’s in everyone’s interest (well, everyone except the would-be scammers) to ensure that all the money raised for the two teams goes where those donating it expect it to go and not into some fucker’s back pocket. So, as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus used to say on Hill Street Blues all those years ago, let’s be careful out there.

11 thoughts on “Fraudulent fundraisers afoot

  1. Willie Joe , the other sargeant jablonski used to say , “do it to them before they do it to you” which was pretty apt in this case as well!

  2. Good advice WJ. There’s a lot of Mayo ppl with deep pockets in those cities (and elsewhere) that are ready and willing to support the Mayo teams financiallly, we just need to ensure it goes through the right channels.
    Cheers…btw, loved your audio report following the match!

  3. Mayomaningalway – there’s an ‘audio’ link at the top right-hand corner of the site, click that and it’ll take you to the Audioboo site where all the post-match audios are located.

  4. That’s the first audio i listened to.Were gona win both of them ya said damn fucking right we are.You sounded younger than i had thought you were in my head WJ or was it just cause voice was going 🙂

  5. I think COConnor would be a Hugh loss ,what’s the lastest news on his injury , I just hope he can play some part ,

  6. Forgive me for getting off the frausters but can anyone tell me anymore on banquet/tickets and where one could get one?

  7. One particular genuine organisation had a fund raiser ready to run but pulled it. The reason being the statement from the County Board – it was felt that people would think it was a fraud. It had the potential to raise 12 to 15000 E. If clarification is forthcoming publicly from the County Bd it might be started again. We will have to wait and see.

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