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New Crowdfunding Disease

OMG, that poor person has #*%^& disease, let’s donate to her crowdfunding page. But wait, that poor person may be a faker. Taryn Harper Wright, a self proclaimed “hoax hunter,” has exposed “17 cases of suspected illness fraud in the last … Continue reading

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Facebook Bans Initial Coin Offering Ads

The fraud allegations for Initial Coin Offerings have gotten so bad that even Facebook, the platform for Russian electioneering, has decided to ” ban ads on its site for products including coin offerings and cryptocurrencies because they are “frequently associated … Continue reading

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ICO Crowdfunds Promising No Value

If you bought Bitcoin at $20,000 a few weeks ago, yesterday’s close at $10,236 might have you feeling a bit blue. With a nod to PT Barnum, perhaps you should look at the UET, otherwise known as the Useless Ethereum … Continue reading

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Shittiest Crowdfunding Campaigns

In this life, especially in Washington, DC, everyone has an opinion. So, if you’re looking for opinions as to the shittiest crowdfunding campaigns, head on over to Reddit. There you will find comments on such beggings as Piqapoo, a bag … Continue reading

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Court Wrist Slaps Crowdfunding Fraudster

A Cincinnati court wrist slaps a woman who defrauded the public with her crowdfunding campaign. Although being convicted of  misdemeanor child endangerment and telecommunications fraud (a felony), the mother of a child who she claimed had terminal cancer and subjected … Continue reading

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D.C. Files Lawsuit Vs. Crowdfunder

The Washington, District of Columbia Attorney General is suing Sivil, Inc. and its sole stockholder, a crowdfunder who raised over $280,000 from 3,625 donors on Kickstarter in 2015 promising to create and deliver high performance athletic shirts. No delivery or … Continue reading

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Question Charitable Crowdfunding

Americans are a generous people. But recent crowdfunding scams, particularly in the “charitable” arena show that perhaps this is too much of a good thing. An Outline article notes “The psychological root of crowdfunding campaigns for non-financial hardships stems from … Continue reading

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