“We have reported it so many times and it’s still coming up.”
She said there was no fundraising page for her father and donations should not be made via Donorbox.
The 20-year-old said her father “was an amazing dad with a heart of gold”.
“He will leave a huge hole in my life. And he was so dearly loved by everyone who had the chance to meet him.”
When contacted by The Age on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Donorbox said the fundraiser had now been taken down, and they were looking at “various ways to take down these types of fundraisers before they go live”.
“We regret to see the scam fundraiser and have taken it down after your report,” he said.
“The fundraiser accrued less than $140 AUD.”
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has had nearly 250 reports since it launched a dedicated hotline for bushfire-related scams last week, resulting in the removal of illegitimate crowdfunding efforts.
Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is working around the clock to stop scammers getting a slice of millions of dollars raised to help those affected by the bushfire crisis
Mr Slade’s death took the toll to four during this season’s Victorian bushfires.
“This is a significant loss for the Forest Fire Management family and Victorian community as a whole,” said Chris Hardman, chief fire officer of Forest Fire Management.
Mr Hardman said support was being offered to Mr Slade’s family, work colleagues and friends.
Police will investigate the death with WorkSafe and prepare a report for the coroner.
Parks Victoria chief executive Matthew Jackson said he had been honoured to present Mr Slade with his 40-years-service recognition in November last year.
“It was a privilege,” he said. “Not only for our peer group [and the] recognition of his service to the Victorian community in conservation, but to make sure his legacy will go on.
“Bill was a much-loved colleague, friend and member of the community. He will be sorely missed by Parks Victoria and our thoughts are with his family.”
Mr Slade had spent 40 years as a Parks Victoria field services officer, helping to fight forest fires and care for national parks, urban parks and waterways in the South Gippsland area.
He started working for the organisation when he was just 17 years old and was instrumental in the fox eradication program on Phillip Island, later helping to fight the Ash Wednesday fires in the 1980s.
He was also known as a mentor to other firefighters, passing on his extensive knowledge to many who are continuing to fight the fires ravaging East Gippsland.
“Bill has been one of our most experienced, long-serving and fittest firefighters,” said Mr Jackson.
Former colleague Peter Dell said it was “always a pleasure” to work with Mr Slade.
“Bill was such a great person from a great family. My relationship with Bill was through working alongside him in my role as a CFA volunteer,” he said.
“Bill was always prepared to share his vast skills and experience with anyone.”
With Ashleigh McMillan
Rachel is a breaking news reporter for The Age.