This can be in fandom or on the 'net in general, but fandom would be more appreciated. Here are the parameters I need:
- The person in question asked for donations, either for themselves or for "a friend"
- The situation requiring the donations was eventually proven to be untrue.
It can't be someone who never asked for money, but other people decided to do a whip-round anyway. It has to be someone who directly solicited donations.
Links in comments most appreciated. Thank you!