The alleged scam once more highlights the potential risks of uploading personal photos online.
Scammers regularly use pictures of other people’s babies to solicit money from wellwishers, or have even used pictures of children and babies in disturbing online roleplays.
GoFundMe and similar crowdfunding sites have also drawn criticism over their vulnerability to abuse by scammers. The watchdog site GoFraudMe regularly flags questionable GoFundMe pages that they believe are tricking the public.
GoFundMe itself is aware that its platform is open to fraud and encourages users to donate only to campaigns run by people they trust. They also urge users to report any campaigns they suspect might be fraudulent.
Langdon, who also has a young daughter, is pleased the page has been removed but warns other parents to be careful.
“I am fine, I just wanted this out there to stop it happening to other mummies who have lost children,” she said on her Facebook page. “It’s wrong on so many levels.”