Have free online classifieds sites made begging easier? I have no idea if it works, but here’s someone who’s giving it a try (the highlighting is mine):

Family of six in dire need of financial help! soon... - minneapolis / st paul misc. services - backpage.com

The reason for the highlighting is what I found related to this over on Craiglist:

CAN YOU HELP FAMILY IN CRISIS??

and

Family In Need of House ASAP

and

Urgent Please Help for Christmas.

What the heck is going on here? How can someone’s family size fluctuate so much in a month?

Why doesn’t Tami know how to spell her own name?

If you’re in a position to donate, stick to reputable charities over this strange case.