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Crowdfunded Sub Sinks; Journalist Presumed Dead

Crowdfunding gone bad. A Danish inventor of a privately financed and built submarine has been arrested in the alleged murder of a Swedish freelance journalist. Peter Madsen took Kim Wall out for a sub ride (?) and ended up scuttling … Continue reading

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Police Chief Asks People To Stop Crowdfunding

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has asked the public to stop donating to the crowdfunding pages set up for the family of murder victim Robert Godwin. Godwin was assassinated by a killer who posted the murder on Facebook’s live stream. … Continue reading

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Fight Terrorism By Crowdfunding

Here’s a way to fight terrorism: support the families affected by it. The crowdfunding page for murdered police officer Keith Palmer has raised over a £300,000 in less than one day. Palmer was killed in a terrorist attack at Westminster … Continue reading

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One Person Crowdfunding Fraud Patrol

As feared by regulators, the crowdfunding scene has attracted various fraudsters. The website GoFraudMe says: “When it comes to crowdfunding fraud, a few themes seem to be popular with would-be profiteers:catastrophic medical issues (cancer is extra popular with fraudsters);personal disaster … Continue reading

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What Can’t You Crowdfund?

What can’t you crowdfund? Different funding portals have different terms of service. So, it behooves you to read up first before you post. On Kickstarter, you can’t raise funds for charity or an investment or offer an corn seed with … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For a Cause: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you remember, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. An “activist” started a crowdfunded donation campaign on YouCaring.com and raised about $60,000. After being challenged as a scam, attorneys … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Freedom of Speech?

IndieGoGo is facing significant backlash for hosting a crowdfunding site that is raising money for the defense of Michael Slager, the policeman videoed shooting Walter Scott in the back in North Charleston, S.C. this week. IndieGoGo’s response to the boycott … Continue reading

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