Crowdfunding Scam Alert

Watch out for Maksym and Denys Pashanin who have allegedly defrauded Kickstarter investors out of $40,000 with a pixel-art RPG video game called “Confederate Express” in the fall of 2013 that did not deliver, then started a new crowdfunding campaign called “Knuckle Club” asking for $25,000 (now with 77 backers at $854).

Today, they are allegedly squatting in an AirBnB Palm Springs condo and cannot be thrown out due to the California landlord/tenant laws.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calif-airbnb-squatters-history-startup-scams-milked-40g-kickstarter-donors-report-article-1.1883648#ixzz38rca5dsX

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/829559023/confederate-express?ref=nav_search

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kilobite/knuckle-club?ref=nav_search

 

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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