A fundraising page for a missing Long Hill man believed to be a scam was taken down Friday afternoon.
Long Hill Police on Thursday issued a warning that the Indiegogo site, "Help Find David Bird" was not authorized by the missing man's family. The site began a fundraiser Wednesday that was scheduled to end on April 4 with a goal of $40,000.
One donation of $1 was made anonymously with the message: “This is a scam: don't contribute!”
"In speaking with the Bird family, this is an
unauthorized solicitation and the creator of this link has been messaged
to remove it immediately," Long Hill Police wrote on the department Facebook page Thursday.
Bird, 55, a Wall Street Journal reporter, went for a walk at about 4 p.m. Jan. 11 and hasn't returned.