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Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … 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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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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Charity Crowdfunding Profitable

Turns out that charity crowdfunding is just good business. £95 million worth. That’s how much charity software developer Blackbaud is paying to acquire the charity crowdfunding platform JustGiving. That web platform has raised over £3 Billion in 164 countries for … Continue reading

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