WELLINGTON COUNTY – A hacked list of donors shows 54 individuals from northern Wellington County donated to the “Freedom Convoy” in Ottawa, raising over $9,000 through the Christian crowdfunding website GiveSendGo.
The organization Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) obtained a hacked data set of donors to the “Freedom Convoy 2022” campaign started by one of the convoy organizers, Tamara Lich, after a previous convoy fundraiser on GoFundMe was shutdown.
The Wellington Advertiser was provided access to the “Freedom Convoy” data set from the Feb. 13 hack, containing over 92,000 entries revealing the self-reported names of donors, their postal codes and the comments submitted with donations.
The Advertiser was able to identify 157 donations associated with Wellington County postal codes, totalling US$19,072 or $24,294 in Canadian currency.
Wellington County donations ranged between US$5 and US$2,500, with the highest donation associated with a Palmerston postal code.
The following donations from northern Wellington municipalities have been confirmed by the Advertiser (all in U.S. dollars):
– Mapleton, 16 donations ranging from $20 to $400 for a total of $1,720;
– Minto, 13 donations ranging from $25 to $2,500 for a total of $3,805; and
– Wellington North, 35 donations ranging from $15 to $500 for a total of $3,737.
As of Feb. 21, the convoy campaign amassed US$9.73 million.