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Crowdfunding To Release US Student From Chinese Jail

Montanans (Montanians?) are crowdfunding today to raise $8,000 in order to free a University student from a Chinese jail. Guthrie McLean was arrested Sunday in Zhengzhou, a small town about 500 miles southwest of Beijing. “He’s accused of attacking and … Continue reading

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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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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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Making A Living Crowdfunding

Can you earn a living through crowdfunding? It appears that at least Professor Jordan Peterson can. The controversial University of Toronto academic is apparently earning about C$50,000 per MONTH through crowdfunding his YouTube videos. Peterson made headlines last fall when … 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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