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PayPal Charity Site Accused of Rerouting Funds Minus Consent

  • Illinois woman claims she learned of flaw after 13 donations
  • Unregistered groups allegedly deprived of ‘much needed’ money
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The PayPal Charitable Giving Fund was accused in a lawsuit of failing to tell donors that their gifts may not reach their intended charities if the organizations aren’t registered with the online payment platform.

An Illinois resident alleged that she used PayPal Holdings Inc.’s charity site to make $3,250 in year-end donations last year to 13 different charities, only to learn that 10 of the groups wouldn’t receive the funds because they weren’t registered.