Category Archives: discrepancies

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’s 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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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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Crowdfunding To Expand Spy Cops Inquiry

Matilda “Tilly” Gifford is crowdfunding a legal challenge of the United Kingdom’s government’s decision to exclude Scotland from the official inquiry of “spy cops.” Over a dozen police officers have been identified as those who adopted the names of dead … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Ideas

So, aside from outright fraud, there are a multitude of crowdfunding campaigns that are just a bad idea, stupid or wrong. Huffpost Australia has cataloged a few, including: the woman who asked for money to finance her US Green Card … Continue reading

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The Bad News About Crowdfunding

The good news and bad news about crowdfunding is that its democratic. You can give to help someone with cancer treatments or support the facist groups that target minorities. It’s important that the public be aware of who they are … Continue reading

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