The Trump 2020 campaign reportedly duped supporters into making recurring donations without their consent.
According to the New York Times, donations were automatically set to repeat when supporters got to the final stages of contributing.
In what seemed to be an effort to bolster political contributions in the heat of the 2020 election against now President Joe Biden, the Trump 2020 campaign reportedly duped supporters into making recurring donations without their explicit or known consent.
Many of these accidental repeat donors believed they were signing up to give a one-time contribution, the New York Times reported.
Unrealizing Trump supporters began to make several repeated donations to the campaign over the course of a month.
In total, the Trump campaign returned a staggering 10.7% of money secured through WinRed, the Republican Party's contribution portal.
Trump supporters who had unwittingly donated their money to the campaign filed fraud complaints upon noticing unauthorized withdrawals, the Times reported. »