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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker.┬áTaryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Congress Has Citizens Fighting Each Other To Crowdfund Their Healthcare

With high medical expenses for catastrophic illnesses being the single major cause of personal bankruptcies in the U.S., many sick people are turning to crowdfunding to help pay their medical bills. But Mother Jones suggests that crowdfunding may be “fueling … Continue reading

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Who Owns Crowdfunded Donations?

Query: Who owns crowdfunding monies raised? Raymond had cancer and his family needed help with the bills from the removal of his tumor. So, a family member started a crowdfunding campaign for him on GoFundMe and raised $22,000 from caring … 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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Another Celeb Pilloried For Crowdfunding Appeal

Those of you who know who Zayn Malik is may be surprised to hear that he’s now under fire for asking his fans to contribute to a crowdfunding campaign. The British teen heartthrob has directed his adoring public who follow … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Use Old Drugs In a New Way To Help Cure Cancer

In first of its kind, Cancer Research UK and the British government have teamed up to crowdfund a new cancer treatment regimen using old cheap drugs repurposed to fight cancer in conjunction with the National Health System standard treatments. Care … Continue reading

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