Crowdfunding Confusion: Scammers Attempt to Rip Off Successful Campaigns Using Indiegogo
[Re-posting because of a broken link in the original]
The Kickstarter campaign for ShopBot Tool's new "smart digital power tool," the Handibot, was going well. It had more than doubled its $125k goal.
But late last month, with just a few weeks to go in the campaign, ShopBot owner Ted Hall discovered that the new tool was attracting even more interest than he knew about.
Unbeknownst to him, a nearly identical Handibot campaign was running on Indiegogo, with graphics and text copied from the Handibot Kickstarter page.
And the funds would be going to another account.
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