Many thanks to the readers who alerted us to this story: the Generosity account set up to receive donations for Abraham Christie and Ella Draper has been closed by Generosity:
The account, which was intended to separate gullible hoax believers from their money, had accrued more than US$3,000 at the time of closure, thanks to the video interview Ella gave yesterday. The video and funding sites appear to be part of a concerted attempt to re-invigorate the Hampstead SRA hoax, by linking it to the American Pizzagate hoax.
We are pleased to see that all our efforts to have the account reviewed have resulted in this closure, which we hope will prove permanent.
As for Generosity: better late than never?
While it appears from the message on Abe and Ella’s former Generosity site as though the page has only been temporarily closed, we have received information that donors have begun to have their donations refunded by Generosity:
For those with smaller screens, the first comment by “matute11” states, “My Contribution from yesterday to Indigogo has been refunded. I suspect immediately fowl (sic) play. Has anyone else got their money back without asking for it?” (Indiegogo is the parent company to the Generosity site.)
While this does not absolutely confirm that Abe and Ella’s page is gone for good, it does seem to point in that direction.