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Pictured: Charlie Scott, 18, died after falling from a high-rise Gold Coast hotel last week

Pictured: Charlie Scott, 18, died after falling from a high-rise Gold Coast hotel last week

The family of a teenager who died on Schoolies has been targeted by and fake fundraising efforts in the days since the tragic incident.

Charlie Scott, 18, was taking part in the traditional school leavers celebrations on the Gold Coast when he plunged from the balcony of his Hilton Hotel on Friday morning. 

Just moments earlier the Victorian teenager had posted to his story with a simple photo and the word 'goodbye'. 

Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

Charlie's heartbroken sister Holly revealed over the weekend that his family had been subjected to 'nasty comments' about his death.

Charlie's heartbroken sister Holly revealed his family had been subjected to 'nasty comments' over the weekend and also that a fundraising page claiming to be raising money for them was a scam

Charlie's heartbroken sister Holly revealed his family had been subjected to 'nasty comments' over the weekend and also that a fundraising page claiming to be raising money for them was a scam

Charlie left school in grade 11 to pursue a career as an apprentice electrician (pictured right). In the early hours of Friday morning he plunged to his death from the 42nd floor of the Hilton Hotel

Charlie left school in grade 11 to pursue a career as an apprentice electrician (pictured right). In the early hours of Friday morning he plunged to his death from the 42nd floor of the Hilton Hotel 

'We’re hurting and in pain from the last 48 hours...' Ms Scott wrote on Facebook. 

'To all of the that are making nasty comments about my brother and family, you are an absolute disgrace. 

'Just imagine losing a child/sibling/friend and even someone that means the world to you, can you please explain to me how that would make you feel?'

A spate of offensive and careless comments online in the days after Charlie's death poked fun at the tragic incident.

'He won't do that again,' one troll wrote.

'I guess he didn't want to become a toolie next year,' another heartless person said. 

Ms Scott also notified friends on Facebook that a fundraising page claiming to be a way to donate money to the family was a fake. 

The GoGetFunding page has since been taken down, with several hundred dollars in donations to be returned to donors.

David and Jo Scott made a heartbreaking trip to the Gold Coast on Saturday to bring home their son.  

Charlie's friends

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