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Celebrities Help In Crowdfunding

So, here’s a feel good crowdfunding story. A quadriplegic young lady who is a huge fan of rapper Kendrick Lamar, and has attended every one of his local concerts, started a GoFundMe campaign so she could afford to buy an … 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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Sudanese Journalist Released From Jail By Crowdfunding

What’s really cool about crowdfunding is how it’s taken off in all directions – not only all over the world but for all sorts of things. Further that, a Sudanese journalist who was jailed because she refused to cooperate with … 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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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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Norwegians Crowdfund To Restore Famous Male Rock Formation

Only in Norway, right? Norwegian activists launched a crowdfunding campaign to repair the damage to the popular Trollpikken rock formation near the southern coastal city of Stavanger to try to restore its unusual and beloved structure. It appeared that the … Continue reading

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Ransomware Crowdfunding Scam: BEWARE!

BEWARE of a new ransomware that is “crowdfunding” bitcoins, claiming to be a charity. The The so-called “Global Poverty Aid Agency” is a group of theives masquerading as a non-profit and encrypting computer files thinly disguised as a non-profit trying … Continue reading

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