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Indiegogo Shuts Bump Stock Crowdfunding

As noted here last week, a company was crowdfunding a bump stock like device for Glocks on Indiegogo. This piece of plastic can apparently turn a handgun into an automatic weapon. Now, the web portal has shut down the campaign … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Sued For Complicity In Harassment

Subscription crowdfunding portal Patreon is being sued for $20 million for failing to enforce its terms of service. George Ouzounian, whose internet name is “Maddox,” and Jane Doe, a woman thought to be his former girlfriend, claim that a former … Continue reading

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Portal Patreon Cuts Back On NSFW Content

A “patron” is a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity. Patreon is a crowdfunding portal that permits people to make subscription payments to artists that they want to support. While  its terms … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Shutters Cannabis Raise

The wildfires in Northern California are very bad, killing 41 people and causing more than $3 Billion in property damage. Among those affected are cannabis growers who estimate crop losses affecting about 300 farms. So, the CA (Cannabis) Growers Association … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site To Raise Bail Shuttered

The crowdfunding site JustGiving has shut down the campaign for Creighton basketball star Maurice Watson, Jr. that was started by his mother to help raise the $75,000 bail bond premium (10%) to get Watson out of jail. Watson is being … Continue reading

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Charitable Crowdfunding: Trust But Verify. But How?

Americans are an empathetic bunch as the recent GoFundMe campaign shows. But should they be more cautious? A person posting as “R.b. “Razor” Sheldon on behalf of Amber Boyd” started a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the family of the challenged … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Has Its Bad Apples

Proving that crowdfunding is a worldwide phenomena is this article from the Malaysian website that bemoans how crowdfunding is becoming an arena for scoundrels. Abuses include begging for money to buy booze, sneakers and breast implants. Other problems include outright … Continue reading

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