Internet Scam Warning! Kickstarter Used to Fund Useless Projects

The Onion’s Tech Trends has a hilarious satirical video warning of the “insidious” Internet scams through Kickstarter: bad projects that guilt people into donating in order to fulfill a life-long dream:

Internet criminals are using a website called “Kickstarter” to bilk friends and families out of money for terrible, ill-conceived, and unnecessary “personal projects.”

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we regularly feature photography-related projects that pop up on Kickstarter. Sorry about that.

The Onion (via A Photo Editor)

  • Cristian Vladoaica

    via…”the Onion”.

  • Patrick

    Yes, it’s The Onion. Jessica doesn’t try to hide that, as a matter of fact she writes “The Onion’s Tech Trends has a hilarious satirical video warning”. Just because it is satirical doesn’t mean it’s entirely wrong…

  • cjsv

    Haha, that is hilarious. As always, The Onion is close to the truth about kickstarter or Indiegogo

  • perceptionalreality

    I believe that comment was just to point out the original source, not to discredit it. Thought i certainly could be wrong.

  • OSAM

    “Hey, I’m Joe Shmoe and I need $10,000 to buy a D4 and lenses to become a professional photographer. I’ve been taking photos with my phone and my friends say I’m pretty good so I’m gonna go pro. Donate more than $50 and you’ll get a PERSONAL THANK YOU EMAIL from ME PERSONALLY.”

    Almost f*cking verbatim. Of several postings.