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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 For Pro Choice Rights In Northern Ireland

“A,” a pregnant 15 year old, and “B,” her mother, are crowdfunding “important issues on reproductive rights of women from Northern Ireland who are UK citizens but face discrimination as they are blocked from accessing free abortion services (by the … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Profitable

Turns out that charity crowdfunding is just good business. £95 million worth. That’s how much charity software developer Blackbaud is paying to acquire the charity crowdfunding platform JustGiving. That web platform has raised over £3 Billion in 164 countries for … 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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Another Celeb Pilloried For Crowdfunding Appeal

Those of you who know who Zayn Malik is may be surprised to hear that he’s now under fire for asking his fans to contribute to a crowdfunding campaign. The British teen heartthrob has directed his adoring public who follow … Continue reading

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Repeal of The ACA Brings New Competition To Crowdfunding

The Republican Congress, according to Esquire, has brought a new type of competition to healthcare. It’s competition among those competing for donations for personal crises, including help with medical bills for chronic conditions. With the fear of the repeal of … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Platform Profits By Helping Others

If charity begins at home, GoFundMe is a great example of that. With over $3 billion raised from more than 25 million donors since it started in 2010, quick and dirty math suggests that its owners have pulled in more … Continue reading

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