Online fundraising is a great concept. With the click of button you can help a family in need or fund a cutting edge product. Sadly, less- than-credible donation schemes are spreading. Kathrin Passig shares some shocking crowd funding stories with us.
Some crowdsourcing platforms have a deliberately lax approach to rooting out bullshit. There’s really no incentive to take a hard line: The proliferation of scams has left plenty of frustrated donors, but it hasn’t stopped people from pulling out their wallets.
Berlin tech author an activist Kathrin Passig wants to put more pressure on platforms and funders to enforce quality control and help people get refunds from scammers. With some funny examples Passig raises our awareness about how frequently people get away with ripping off crowdfunding supporters.