Complaint: Hi .. got scammed by Funded recently.. they claim to be the best crowdfunding marketing partners but all they do is take your money and run. They initially tried to coax me to fraudulently start a KickStarter campaign (I live in a country not eligble to start a KickStarter campaign, but I can do an Indiegogo campaign) in one of their associates name. In fact, the associate asked for 2% of proceeds to be given to him as a fee for the service. That is illegal.. KickStarter prohibits something like that; so, I refused. Then they wanted to get a 5000 Due Diligence fee which was negotiated to 3000 for mainly getting more ppl visit the campaign page through ads. During the initial conversations, I was promised backer emails that would be made accessible at the beginning of the campaign in a effort to accelerate raising funds. That never happened. Also, I kept asking before the campaign started as to what needs to be done as prep work and was given wrong instructions including a sermon on the ’80-20′ rule thereby giving an impression that Funded Today had all of it figured out. As the campaign started, I did not see any traction in the number of ppl coming onto the page; when asked why they said, ‘Oh, in the beginning it will be slow and will pick up later on’; even once the campaign started, I kept asking what needs to be done in the crucial first week and if we need to course correct, I did not get any proper response from them and was kept in the dark all the time. As the first week went by, I kept asking why there arent that many visitors on the page and did NOT receive any appropriate response to my questions. So, I reached out to an attorney on my dilemma and he suggested that since Funded Today had not met their contractual obligations I need to cancel my engagement and ask for a refund. When I told the same to Funded Today, their CEO went off on a rant on who my product is a loser and I should drop whatever am doing and so on. When I pointed to him the google analytics report that there were hardly 52 sessions per day on my funding page (which is extremely extemely low), he did not have an answer. Just 52 session a day meant they spent very small amounts on getting more ppl on my campaign page. For example, if I spend $100 on Facebook ads for a day, I would get atleast 200 sessions minimum; so you can imagine how they actually spent on marketing my page. I have recorded all conversation with Funded Today (including skype call conversations) and my lawyer is confident of a successful lawsuit against them. Anyone else who have gone through similar experience with them, please reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as my lawyer is keen on exploring different options. I think its I think its high time people call out this fraud. Please join me in bringing out truth and justice.
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