Man behind 'Build the Wall' GoFundMe has reportedly made a potentially lucrative contact list thanks to a shadowy email-harvesting operation
Brian Kolfage, the veteran who created the GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the wall, now has a potentially lucrative list of emails thanks to the fundraiser, according to NBC News.
NBC News reported that Kolfage, who was associated with websites that published false stories and had pages shut down by Facebook, claims to have gathered 3.5 million email addresses through his border wall campaign.
NBC News, which spoke to former employees and looked at public records, reported that Kolfage has repeatedly created GoFundMe campaigns and published inflammatory fake stories pushed from websites that are allegedly associated with him. Through those online avenues, he has harvested email addresses of people who may be willing to donate to conservative causes.
Those addresses, NBC News reported, have allegedly been used to encourage people to support Kolfage's websites, to buy a coffee brand he owns, or to be stored for future use by conservative campaigns.