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Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … Continue reading

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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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Company Claims To Insure Vs. Crowdfunding Fraud

There’s a company that claims to be insuring donors against crowdfunding fraud. It’s website says that: “If a campaign you back turns out to be fraudulent, [they] will refund each dollar you lost.” The premium is cheap, $10 for 1 … 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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