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Crowdfunded Microbrewer Disappears Into The Mist

The Kansas City Star has outed Wilderness Brewing, a Kickstarter crowdfunded microbrewery for allegedly disappearing with donor money. It’s two owners raised over $40,000 six years ago to open the beer factory and have failed to do so and have … Continue reading

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VA AG Warns About Crowdfunding Scampaigns After Charlottesville

In the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacy disturbance, the Virginia Attorney General is warning citizens to be wary of fake crowdfunding campaigns. AG Herring suggests that if you are not sure of the originator of the campaign, investigate, try … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Reward Whistleblowers

The whistleblower who brought down the secret Swiss banking model and served jail time is now crowdfunding for a pot of money to be rewarded to others who blow the whistle on corruption. Trutheum is raising 3,000 ether (cryptocurrency) that … 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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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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