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Crowdfunding For Alternative Treatments Can Lead To Faster Death

Steve Jobs was a smart guy until it came to his cancer. Now, it appears that others are following his lead by crowdfunding for “alternative” treatments , like coffee enemas, for their illness. A study shows that “In just the … Continue reading

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Terrorist Crowdfunding

Like everything else, crowdfunding has a dark side. Terrorists use a platform found on Tor (the dark web) to raise money for weapons, pickup trucks, gun accessories like silencers and even paying for your favorite mujahideen to go to combat … Continue reading

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Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Death

While the government says that inflation has been quiet, the cost of death has spiked 220% since 1986. And for some families who have spent a fortune on medical care for loved ones, it’s financially impossible to pay for a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Die

Exit International, a right to die organization, has set up a crowdfunding page to pay for a flight to Switzerland for 104 year old Prof. David Goodall. The title of the page is “Help David Go To Switzerland.” Reading further you will … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Criminal Case Results In Acquittal

In what appears to be a first of its kind, the family of a bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident crowdfunded his prosecution. The driver was acquitted. In the United Kingdom, Gail Purcell struck Michael Mason, 70, as … Continue reading

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Newest Crowdfunding Trend: Funerals

Newest trend in”charity” crowdfunding is for funerals. With a median cost of $7,180, funerals are getting more expensive every year and life insurance sales, which typically fund burial costs, have been declining. Thus, more people turning to friends, families and, … Continue reading

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One Person Crowdfunding Fraud Patrol

As feared by regulators, the crowdfunding scene has attracted various fraudsters. The website GoFraudMe says: “When it comes to crowdfunding fraud, a few themes seem to be popular with would-be profiteers:catastrophic medical issues (cancer is extra popular with fraudsters);personal disaster … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #4: Restriction on Resale of Crowdfunded Security

If you buy stock in a crowdfunded offering you cannot sell it for 1 year unless you sell it to: the issuer of the securities, an accredited investor, as part of an offering registered with the SEC, a member of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding In Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Memory

Actor Ed Norton has created a crowdfunding page in honor of the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman on the CrowdRise website to benefit the Labyrinth Theater Co. in NYC. Per Ed: “Phil helped build NY’s Labyrinth Theater Company from its … Continue reading

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