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Kickstarter open to fraud?

09-04-2012, 06:24 PM
Joined: May 2012
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Kickstarter open to fraud?

Seems more and more these days of hearing about up coming games that need a kickstart. I was surprised to read star command has had two kickstarters. Is this method open to fraud I mean after all you putting money into a game that may never see light of day? I assume there must be safeguards in place?
09-04-2012, 06:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,648
If it comes down to it, it's between the backer and the project creator, so yes there is potential for fraud.


There is a post from just a few hours ago on TechCrunch that cuts right to the chase.

Last edited by Royce; 09-04-2012 at 06:43 PM.
09-04-2012, 06:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,931
People need to remember that funds provided to a Kickstarter is really more of a investment/gift to the project in question - expecting anything in return is going to be based solely on the capability (and perhaps the integrity) of the people running the project. CAVEAT EMPTOR.

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
09-05-2012, 06:07 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 48
what i know about kickstarter funding i pledged some projects! )is , that you pledge some amount and you only will be charged when the project is funded! so if the project fails you keep your money!
09-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,471
Yes, but there's no guarantee that the project will then deliver anything. But I've kickstarted a bunch of things and so far have had no problems. Knock on wood.