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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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Unintended Consequences of A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

If Google translate is correct, Emma Post has/had (?) terminal cancer and, since she thought that there were too many campaigns for illnesses, she crowdfunded to pay for her funeral. The campaign was “oversubscribed” and raised a significant amount more … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medical Bills Won’t Cover All Costs

Obama Care was supposed to help average Americans pay for their healthcare. But, as costs continue to climb, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay huge catastrophic hospital bills. However, a recent survey found that only about 11% of those … Continue reading

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Suspicions Raised Over Charitable Crowdfunding In China

Suspicions are being raised in China after a family crowdfunded over $865,000 to bring their cancer-stricken daughter to the US for treatment. The 4 year old died from her illness and now questions are being raised about how the money … Continue reading

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Christmas Elves Crowdfund For Sick Kids

Sounding almost like a Dickens story, a heartless thief stole “presents worth £3,000 which were to be given to desperately ill children in intensive care” at St. Mary’s Hospital, London, over Christmas. Even Santa’s costume was swiped. Now, the charity … Continue reading

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