FUNDRAISERS in York have hit out over suspected fake crowd funding accounts for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

At least two pages purportedly set up for the bombing victims have been suspended by

Marcin and Angelika Klis, from York, were among the victims to lose their lives in the attack, and their daughter Alex and her younger sister could benefit from legitimate fundraising appeals.

GoFundMe has confirmed it is investigating some accounts.

It has also vowed to refund anyone it believes has been duped.

A spokesman for GoFundMe said: "Since the attacks on Monday, we've had people monitoring related campaigns around the clock. The overwhelming majority of campaigns which have been started have been started with the very best intentions by kind people trying to do their bit for others.

"In situations like this one GoFundMe engages our emergency procedure - vetting every single campaign to check that they're safe for donors to give to.

"We do this by contacting organisers, making sure they are who they say they are and that they have a clear way of getting the money to the intended recipient.

"If they're not clear on that, we'll help them make that connection, but they won't be able to withdraw any donations.

"If we can't make that clear, the account will be suspended.

"If we spot any suspicious activity on GoFundMe we immediately suspend the campaign and contact the campaign organiser. This has happened just a handful of times this week."

Lydia Fairman, from The Mount, set up a fundraising page to help affected families pay bills.

Slamming the alleged fake sites, she said: “It’s appalling and a heinous crime.

“It’s exploiting somebody’s loss.

“I hope they are investigated and they are found.”

Miss Fairman said she has been contacted by GoFundMe informing her that anyone who sets up an account for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack will not be able to withdraw funds.

Instead they have the option of keeping the page open or transferring the donations to a page set up by the Manchester Evening News’ JustGiving page, which has already raised £1.5 million.

Billy Iqbal, a manager at York Cars, set up a fundraising account after Marcin Klis, a taxi driver for the company since November 2016, died as he and his wife waited for their daughters.

He said: “At this moment in time it’s shocking.

“We all need to get together and show our support.

“If people are going to take advantage for their own benefit it’s bang out of order.”

Greater Manchester Police and Action Fraud - the country's fraud and cyber crime reporting centre - have both moved to warn people about fraudulent accounts.

The police force tweeted: "Please be aware of fraudulent fund raising pages on the internet.

"If you wish to donate please use this page -"