Internet Crusaders Wrongly Attack Legit Fundraiser 21-year-old supposed scammer harassed via Reddit By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Feb 4, 2011 2:53 PM CST 28 comments Comments Screen shot of Maya Gilsey. (http://support.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=463517) (Newser) – Reddit users are a bit red in the face after launching a crusade against an alleged scammer—who turned out to be a real 21-year-old college student fundraising for cancer. The student, who is shaving her head to raise money for children's treatments, had too many apparent red flags, including a personal PayPal account and a habit of deleting posts, Gawker reports. "It's obviously a huge scam," one user told fellow Redditors. "Can we all please band together and call this person on their shit and make them go away." Users went on a tear, reporting St. Lawrence University senior Maya Gilsey to police and harassing her via email, Facebook, and AIM. Gilsey finally convinced the attack leader to call it off. "It was a little discouraging today because I'm shaving my head tomorrow," she tells Gawker. "I was getting pumped up. Now this sucks." Silver lining: More publicity for her cause, and the hospital she's donating to in Syracuse now has an official link for her.