The 5 Biggest Kickstarter Scams That Swindled Backers’ Donations

5- Elementary, My Dear Holmes




Funds Raised (US$): more than $50K

Project creator: Polygon
No. of donors: 861
Deadline:  September 13, 2013

This was actually set up as a scam. Instead of backers being scammed, the creator is accused of scamming Kickstarter and Ouya game consol. The company created a $1 million Free the Games Fund, whereby they matched funding for any game that was for Ouya’s gaming consol and program. Polygon was accused of setting up fake accounts, and thus fake pledges, to make it eligable. After accusations surfaced, Kickstarter kicked them out.