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December 20, 2012

Fraudulent website seeking donations for Pozner family removed

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Noah Pozner, 6, was among the 20 child victims of the Dec. 14 shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that also claimed six adults. Photo courtesy of the Pozner family, via The Forward

Noah Pozner, 6, was among the 20 child victims of the Dec. 14 shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that also claimed six adults. Photo courtesy of the Pozner family, via The Forward

A fraudulent website soliciting donations in memory of Sandy Hook Elementary School victim Noah Pozner was removed and redirected to the family's official website.

The fraudulent site offered details about the murdered six year old and his family, and about the funeral, and asked for donations to be sent to a New York address, which the family is not familiar with, according to reports. The site also included a petition on gun control.

The family's official site is noahpozner.org. It is soliciting funds for Noah's Ark of Hope, which a disclaimer at the bottom of the page says "is the only official website for payment to directly and solely benefit the siblings of Noah Pozner." The donations reportedly will go to pay for counseling for Noah's four surviving siblings, one of whom is his twin sister.

The fake site was exposed in the Daily Mail and by CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Noah's uncle, Alexis Haller told Cooper Wednesday night that he has spent so much time trying to stop fake websites using the family name, that "instead of doing things with our family, I am running around trying to protect the family."

Pozner was one of 27 people, including 20 children, shot and killed on Dec.14 by a 20-year-old lone gunman at the elementary school in Newton, Conn.

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