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Texas Bill Proposes Crowdfunding To Test Backlog of Rape Kits

A Texas legislator has put forward a bill to let citizens who renew their drivers licenses crowd fund $1 to pay for the testing of the large backlog of rape kits. The crowdfunding will supplement the Texas budget that pays … 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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Regulators/Portals Investigating More Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Louisiana Attorney General is working with the trust and security team at GoFundMe to be on the lookout for fraudulent crowdfunding campaigns in the wake of the recent flooding there. The Hill reports:”GoFundMe has a team in place to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud Accusations Result in Backlash

While some say that the “crowd” will be able to nose out crowdfunding fraud, there is a danger that publishing unconfirmed reports could be dangerous to the accuser. Canadian internet publisher Ezra Levant is suing freelance broadcaster Adam Stirling in … Continue reading

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Trust, But Verify

NBC news is reporting “Nearly a week after the bombings, crowdfunding websites that raise money for medical tragedies from car crashes to cancer say they’ve received more than 23,000 pledges promising more than $2 million for the victims and families … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing the Boston Bombing

The police and FBI in Boston are crowd-sourcing the investigation of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday and those who were at the Marathon are being asked to help. CNN reports that Rick DesLauriers, the special agent in … Continue reading

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