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Charity Crowdfunding Trends

YouCaring, one of the charity crowdfunding web portals, published a survey with some interesting statistics, including: DC, CO, MA, WA, CA and NY are the most generous states donating the largest amount per household; women are two times more likely … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Sites Take A Stand Against Hate

In what they are calling an attack on their First Amendment rights, PayPal and a number of charity crowdfunding web portals such as GoFundMe have shut down Alt Right campaigns. PayPal’s response is that it “does not “allow [its] services … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Release US Student From Chinese Jail

Montanans (Montanians?) are crowdfunding today to raise $8,000 in order to free a University student from a Chinese jail. Guthrie McLean was arrested Sunday in Zhengzhou, a small town about 500 miles southwest of Beijing. “He’s accused of attacking and … Continue reading

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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 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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Newest Crowdfunding Trend: Funerals

Newest trend in”charity” crowdfunding is for funerals. With a median cost of $7,180, funerals are getting more expensive every year and life insurance sales, which typically fund burial costs, have been declining. Thus, more people turning to friends, families and, … 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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