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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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Crowdfunding Medical Costs Grows Exponentially

Will we become a society of Blanche DuBois-es when it comes to our medical bills under the Republican health care legislation? It seems so, as Bloomberg notes that: “Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and YouCaring have turned sympathy for Americans … Continue reading

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Celebrity Shamed Into Shutting Crowdfunding Campaign

You don’t know him in the U.S., but they do in Australia. Jeans designer Dan Single was shamed into closing his crowdfunding plea by furious donors. Single apparently fell from the balcony of a hotel in Paris, breaking most of … Continue reading

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Family Crowdfunds Evacuation After Ireland Claims No Funds

After the government of Ireland refused to medically evacuate a citizen shot and wounded by a local militia in Libya, his family crowdfunded the €22,000 cost of the air ambulance transport. Abduraheem Duibi, an English teacher in Libya, was ambushed … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medical Bills Won’t Cover All Costs

Obama Care was supposed to help average Americans pay for their healthcare. But, as costs continue to climb, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay huge catastrophic hospital bills. However, a recent survey found that only about 11% of those … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for a Cause

Movie star Karen Black (“Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces”), 73, was first diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010. With little savings and living on a pension, she has turned to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to raise up to $22,000 … Continue reading

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