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SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Fly Scammed Students Home From China

Crowdfunding is paying for a group of South African teenagers who have been detained by the Peoples Republic of China government to fly home. The group was recruited by Owen Wang, who claimed to represent Sanda Youth International. He “enticed … Continue reading

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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Sues Kickstarter Crowdfunder For Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first action against a crowdfunder whose Kickstarter campaign raised $122,000 (4X the target) from 1,246 backers. O The FTC lawsuit says that Erik Chevalier failed to deliver on his promises of creating, publishing … Continue reading

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Washington State Sues Crowdfunder

Washington State’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit against a crowdfunder who raised over $25,000 from 810 backers on Kickstarter and failed to deliver the promised product for more than 16 months. The AG calls this “crowdfunding theft.” In other words, … Continue reading

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