Friday, December 28, 2012

Crowdfunding Fraud Alert


One of my friends is running a Crowdfunding campaign and just alerted me to a potential problem. It seems one of his campaign donors just called with a concern. 
The donor's credit card company alerted him that there might be a fraudulent charge related to a crowdfunding campaign donation. 
The crowdfunding campaign donation was followed immediately by a bogus $1.50 charge to a London-based travel agency. The card company worries that this might be a precursor to bigger, larger fraudulent charges and transactions tied to crowdfunding campaign donations.
This is the extent of my knowledge, but I know I'll be checking my Visa account! Any other crowdfunding campaigns or donors have similar issues?  

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