The 5 Biggest Kickstarter Scams That Swindled Backers’ Donations

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Biggest Kickstarter Scams: Launched in April 2009, Kickstarter has become one of the most amazing ideas of the modern internet era. As a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States, Kickstarter was created in order to help people with their life-long projects and make it easier for them to gather funding. Users from all over the world can fund projects. It has lead to some amazing creations in film, music, video games, etc., that likely would never have seen the light of the day without the funding source.


Being an internet based crowd funding webpage; Kickstarter has become very popular and has been able to help people achieve some amazing projects. Their policy is that anyone who wants to present a project on Kickstarter has to choose a deadline and a minimum funding goal. Through various benefits for those who donate money, they accumulate funding until the deadline day.

Whether or not the project is ever completed, or the rewards for donations delivered upon is outside of Kickstarter’s policy, and they do not refund donations. Users are responsible for their own donations, so they have to do some research before donating to the most amazing or fanciful project. Lots of these projects end up never coming to fruition after all. Whether they were intended to work, or were simply outlandish ideas meant to elicit a money-donating response from backers, we do not know.

But in this article we will take a look at some of these projects which were never completed and have gone down in history as some of the biggest Kickstarter scams. Keep reading to check out the list, and check out our ranking of the 10 Biggest Kickstarter Projects Ever as well, to see those projects that did have great success. Technically, none of these projects reached their goal so they didn’t end up getting the pledge amounts.

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