Kickstarter scammer business
It’s been a crazy couple days! I don’t know how many of you folks follow me elsewhere, but on Thursday, I went public with a problem I’ve been dealing with the last several weeks.
I was targeted by a scammer who pledged $1000 to my campaign, then filed a charge dispute with his credit card company soon after I’d started shipping rewards out. I submitted evidence to appeal the dispute, and I was waiting for the outcome of it when another project creator got in touch with me about this person; as it turns out, he has done this to hundreds of other projects, pledging hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars only to dispute the credit card charges later on, often after receiving his rewards.
There has been some press on this since I went public, so you can check those out if you want to get into the nitty gritty. Kickstarter has since issued an official statement, as well as a personal response to all the affected project creators, and they’re going to be assisting me with my appeal from here on out, as well as continuing the investigation with Amazon Payments. A lot of damage has been done by this scumbag, but I’m hopeful for a happy outcome.
I’m still waiting for the results of my appeal, but I have a feeling I probably wont be made to repay that money. Just a hunch.
As far as Chapter 3, that is still coming along, and no amount of credit card fraud will stop it from getting done! ETA on the eBook is November 22nd, perhaps a day or two earlier. I’ve only got 6 pages to go!
Hope you are all doing well! Have a great week!