ONION: Internet Scam Alert: Most “Kickstarter” Projects Just Useless Crapon June 30, 2012 at 6:00 am
Internet criminals are using a website called “Kickstarter” to bilk friends and families out of money for terrible, ill-conceived, and unnecessary “personal projects.” Of course, I was only made aware of Kickstarter last night, and don’t mind telling you that this report has dashed my very last hope on the rocks. What is the probability that guilt will lure prospective investors? What chance they will wish to help me achieve a life-long dream? People had relaxed. They were no longer suspicious and jumpy, fearing an Amway presentation. Distant relatives, old classmates, and others one hasn’t spoken to in years were once again ripe for the picking – until the Onion stuck its collective beak into it. Thanks a lot, Onion!