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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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Slick Crowdfunding Marketing: Is It Worth It?

What’s it worth? Would you spend $499 to get $499 in your crowdfunding campaign? A crowdfunding marketing firm is guaranteeing that it will insure that you get at least $499 in your Indiegogo account if you pay them $499 upfront. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Yanked From Kickstarter; Sues

Kickstarter is involved in its first high profile lawsuit filed by Kristen “M.K.” Ducote, the author of a book, entitled “Naked Paddock,” about life, love and drama in the world of professional motorsports. KickStarter approved her project to fund the … Continue reading

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It’s A Contract

If I promise to deliver to you product X in exchange for $Y, what is that? It’s a legally binding contract. If I take your $Y, put it in my personal bank account and do not deliver your product X … Continue reading

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