Crowdfunding Creators – Be Wary of Scammers

I ran across this article,, when I restarted Firefox. It’s by a journalist who was the victim of identity theft by a scammer who pretended to be him. If you create a crowdfunding campaign, don’t be surprised if you get the same or a similar scammer. It doesn’t matter what crowdfunding site you use: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, GoFundMe, or any of the other ones.

I was the victim of identity theft back in 2011. They didn’t get anything because my ex-wife had ruined our credit shortly before the attempt. She fell victim to a Nigerian love scammer before it happened to the tune of a fairly decent size of money.

The above applies to backers of crowdfunding as well, but I covered tips for backers in December 2018: Crowdfunding YouTube Videos and Some Alleged Crowdfunding Scams.



About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
This entry was posted in Bloggers, Social Media and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.