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August 05, 2015

Silicon Valley Matchmaker Accepted Payments Via Fake Charity

A Silicon Valley matchmaker who asked clients to support her charities in lieu of payments directed some donations to her home address -- a location where no charities were registered, according to a report on BuzzFeed.

Spotlight on Heroes, which Pari Livermore described as a nonprofit helping underserved kids in Northern California, is not registered with the IRS. When contacted by the reporter, Ms. Livermore said she had made a mistake and used the donor dollars as they were intended, though she would not provide any documents showing how much the fake charity had distributed.