Proving that crowdfunding is a worldwide phenomena is this article from the Malaysian website that bemoans how crowdfunding is becoming an arena for scoundrels.
Abuses include begging for money to buy booze, sneakers and breast implants. Other problems include outright scams and funders who don’t deliver as promised.
No portal polices their funders and most enforce their terms of service only when they get complaints. If you need to check on a crowdfunder go to Kickscammed .