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Kickstarter open to fraud?

09-04-2012, 06:24 PM
#1
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 849
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
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,690
If it comes down to it, it's between the backer and the project creator, so yes there is potential for fraud.

KS TOU

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
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
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.

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09-05-2012, 06:07 AM
#4
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
#5
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,481
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.