Scammers set up fake fundraising page to rip money off family and friends of a young couple who plunged to their death from a waterfall
- Simon Walker, 24, and Sherei Anderson, 32, died after falling from a waterfall
- Bodies were found in Goldsborough, in Queensland’s far north, on Monday night
- Scammers have set up fake fundraising page asking for money from friends
Scammers have set up a fake fundraising page to swindle money from devastated friends and family of a couple who plunged to their deaths climbing a waterfall.
The bodies of Simon Walker, 24, and Sherei Anderson, 32, were found in Goldsborough, in Queensland’s far north, on Monday night.
The pair were reported missing after they failed to turn up to work on Monday.
And while friends and family are mourning their loss, heartless cons have set up a Go Get Funding page asking for money.
The bodies of a man and a woman found in Queensland’s far north are believed to be those of Simon Walker, 24, and Sherei Anderson, 32, (pictured) who were reported missing when they failed to turn up to work on Monday
Police said they found the bodies on Monday while searching around Goldsborough, 46 kilometres south-west of Cairns (Mr Walker and Ms Anderson pictured)
A Facebook post shared following their disappearance said Mr Walker and Ms Anderson (pictured) had not been heard from since last Wednesday when they left to go camping in the Goldsborough Valley
Ms Anderson’s friend Samantha Ann issued an urgent warning over the page, telling others not to donate, The Cairns Post reported.
‘Please Do Not fund this page as it is not a legitimate page,’ she wrote on Facebook.
‘We have already contacted the website to have it removed but it may take several hours.
‘At this stage there has nothing been approved by family but will advise if this changes.’
‘Unbelievable how low people will stoop to pray on people’s vulnerability,’ one person wrote on the post.
Police beleive the pair had been trying to climb the steep and slippery rock above the swimming hole when they slipped, plunging to their death.
The area where they were found is off limits to people.
Friends, coworkers and former classmates of Mr Walker, who was a member of the defence force in Townsville, and Ms Anderson, have made tributes online for the couple.
Mr Walker’s mother Beryl Walker shared a photo of her son on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon (pictured)with the caption ‘my heart’, under which well-wishers left their condolences
‘I’m so sorry, she was a beautiful person and a fantastic nurse who was very much loved by her colleagues,’ Gaby Norman wrote.
‘Love and condolences to you and your family at this time.’
In another post, Cheryl Lyn Delaney wrote: ‘Chloe, you and your sisters have my deepest sympathies, Sherei was one of the most beautiful people I have ever met, she will be missed.’
‘I went to school with Sherei, just want to send you and your family love. She was a wonderful person,’ Sarah Leigh Harding wrote.