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Right Wingers Crowdfund To Stop African Migration To Europe

Right wing “patriots” have been crowdfunding to stop the influx of migrants from the African continent. Known in Europe as the “Identitarian Movement” it claims that “Migrants are destroying Europe‚Äôs social fabric.” And so they are raising citizen money to … Continue reading

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Medical Crowdfunding Scams Proliferate

Some folks think that the medical crowdfunding scam (i.e., fraud) is a result of a psychological problem called “factitious disorder,” which at its extreme is illustrated by Munchausen by proxy (where a caregiver purposely causes another, usually a child, to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Comes With Tax Issues

Bad news, crowdfunders. Tax professionals are saying that the Internal Revenue Service (and probably your friendly State tax collector) believe that all moneys you receive from crowdfunding is taxable income. Guess what? That DVD reward, it’s considered a “sale” and … Continue reading

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Company Claims To Insure Vs. Crowdfunding Fraud

There’s a company that claims to be insuring donors against crowdfunding fraud. It’s website says that: “If a campaign you back turns out to be fraudulent, [they] will refund each dollar you lost.” The premium is cheap, $10 for 1 … Continue reading

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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Shares Crowdfunding Stats

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. is a very happy crowdfunder and has shared its crowdfunding statistics with the public. The Museum, with the help of Kickstarter, crowdfunded two campaigns, one to save Neil Armstrong’s (first moon walker) space suit … Continue reading

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Making A Living Crowdfunding

Can you earn a living through crowdfunding? It appears that at least Professor Jordan Peterson can. The controversial University of Toronto academic is apparently earning about C$50,000 per MONTH through crowdfunding his YouTube videos. Peterson made headlines last fall when … Continue reading

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