let me differentiate between a donation and a scam
donation- it is a gift, but to a cause.
scam- munipulating people.
kazam, was using ranking as a reason. however, the money wasnt going to the cause he stated why donation money is needed. therefore this is a scam.
for example, a guy spamming e-mails to everyone telling them to help him get a leg operation while he can run as fast as a cheatah.